Anniston’s Wednesday high is expected to be around 48 with temperatures dropping as low as 26, according to the National Weather Service’s office in Calera.
The weather service predicts Thursday will be even colder in Anniston, with a low of 23 and a high of 54.
A cold front will move into the area around midday Tuesday, bringing with it strong winds and below-freezing temperatures, said Kevin Laws, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
“All the cold air is going to settle in behind it over the next two days,” Law said.
Winds are expected to be strong Wednesday and Thursday as well, with speeds up to 20 mph, Law said.
“You’ll definitely notice it. It’ll be a lot different than today,” Law said.
The cold weather is slightly unusual for this time of year, Law said. Anniston will come close to breaking the 1904 record-low temperature of 22, Law said.
Temperatures are expected to rebound quickly, Law said, returning to highs in the 70s by the weekend.
The NWS has issued a freeze watch for the county for both Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Freeze warnings are typically issued the day before a weather event, Law said. Temperatures will be low enough to kill crops and other sensitive vegetation, according to the weather service.
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