Dogwood Winter: several nights of freezing weather ahead!

Weather

‘Dogwood Winter’ is a term commonly used to describe a cold snap when the dogwoods are in bloom. They’re looking nice right now after some rainy, warm weather, but a cold snap with up to three nights of near and/or subfreezing temperatures could damage blooms on trees, bushes, and any other Spring vegetation outdoors!

Freeze Warning for North Alabama & Southern Middle Tennessee

Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan- Marshall-Jackson-DeKalb-Cullman- Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens, Huntsville, Decatur, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab, Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Rainsville, and Cullman
 230 AM CDT Thu Apr 1 2021
 ...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CDT FRIDAY... 

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 27 expected. 

* WHERE...Portions of north central, northeast and northwest   Alabama. 

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 8 AM CDT Friday. 

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other   sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Moore-Lincoln-Franklin TN- Including the cities of Lynchburg, Fayetteville, Winchester, Sewanee, Decherd, Estill Springs, and Cowan

 230 AM CDT Thu Apr 1 2021
 ...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING... ...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CDT FRIDAY...


 * WHAT...For the first Freeze Warning, sub-freezing temperatures   as low as 31 expected. For the second Freeze Warning, sub-   freezing temperatures as low as 27 expected. 

* WHERE...Moore, Lincoln and Franklin Counties. 

* WHEN...For the first Freeze Warning, from 4 AM to 7 AM CDT   Thursday. For the second Freeze Warning, from midnight   Thursday night to 8 AM CDT Friday.

 * IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other   sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE STEPS NOW TO PROTECT TENDER PLANTS FROM THE COLD. TO PREVENT
FREEZING AND POSSIBLE BURSTING OF OUTDOOR WATER PIPES THEY SHOULD
BE WRAPPED, DRAINED, OR ALLOWED TO DRIP SLOWLY. THOSE THAT HAVE
IN-GROUND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD DRAIN THEM AND COVER ABOVE-

GROUND PIPES TO PROTECT THEM FROM FREEZING.

Looking for the rest of the forecast? It’s always online at WHNT.com/Weather and in the “Daily Forecast” section on Live Alert 19!

-Jason
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