Frost advisory issued for north Alabama for Saturday morning

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A frost advisory has been issued for north Alabama beginning at 2 a.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. (Image: WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A short-lived but very drastic change in our weather pattern will allow for the possibility of a late-season freeze Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Late Friday night, the center of a chilly airmass moves right overhead and sets the stage for our coldest night in a long time. A clear sky, fairly light wind will allow temperatures to drop below freezing in most of the colder pockets. Places like Russellville, Valley Head and New Market could easily drop into the upper 20s for a short time around daybreak Saturday. We are forecasting a low of 34 degrees in Huntsville.

A freeze warning has been issued for Wayne, Lawrence and Giles Counties in southern Tennessee. A frost advisory has been posted for all of north Alabama and Franklin, Lincoln and Moore Counties.

It is not uncommon to have a light freeze this time of year. The ‘average’ last freeze in Huntsville happens during the first week of April.