Anniston, as well as the rest of the Calhoun County area, is under its first freeze advisory of the season this evening. Low temperatures for the Model City will fall to the 33-35 degree range, said meteorologist Aaron Gleason, based at the National Weather Service in Birmingham. For other parts of the county and northeast Alabama, the low could drop to 30 degrees.
“This is definitely the time of the year we get the occasional freezes, in late October and early November,” Gleason said, noting that last Halloween, the temperature was right above freezing at 33 degrees.
Residents with favorite house and tropical plants should move them indoors tonight to keep them from freezing over, said Hayes Jackson, an agent with the Calhoun County Extension Service. If those plants aren’t portable, Jackson said, cover them with blankets — not plastic, which isn’t insulated enough.
The cold won’t stick around for too long, though.
Temperatures are supposed to rise for the rest of the week, Gleason said, with Friday lows in the 40s and the high around 72 degrees.