If you stepped out the door Sunday morning wondering which month it is, I wouldn’t blame you. Temperatures dropped into the mid-40s for much of the Tennessee Valley, but believe it or not, some neighborhoods got into the 30s.
That’s right, the 30s. Fayetteville and Winchester briefly dropped to 38 degrees Sunday morning before rebounding into the 40s. According to the National Weather Service’s NOWDATA archives, Sunday morning’s low is the coldest temperature to occur on this date since this time last year. Keep in mind that Fayetteville records began in 1986, which is a very short period of record for climate analysis purposes.
The cold air mass is part of a larger weather system that brought frigid temperatures to much of the eastern half of the country, including the Washington, D.C., where frost was reported Sunday morning.
The good news is that the cold temperatures will not stick around past Monday morning, though the comfortably dry air will be replaced by warm, humid air.
With that in mind, make sure the kids have a jacket or sweater at the bus stop Monday morning, since temperatures will still plummet into the upper 40s to lower 50s.
In the meantime, we want to hear from you: How cold did it get at your house?