Temperatures plummeted overnight to 3 degrees in the north Georgia mountains, 14 in Atlanta and 26 as far south as New Orleans as the Gulf Coast felt more like Green Bay. In Alabama, overnight lows dropped to 8 degrees near Cullman, 20 degrees in Mobile and 18 in Montgomery. Warming shelters are open across the South as freeze watches and warnings blanketed the region, including hard freeze warnings for much of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Elmore County officials have announced several warming stations: in Millbrook at Millbrook Baptist Church; at the Deatsville Fire Department Community Room; the Eclectic Town Hall Police Department Entrance; Harden Street Church in Eclectic (if needed); the Tallassee Police Station and the Wetumpka Police Department. With temperatures expected to touch the low 20s to the upper teens every night this week, make sure to check on elderly relatives or friends, keep pets indoors and protect your plants.
Alabama in a deep freeze all week
By Marcus Hyles • Jan 2, 2018