Freeze warning

Anniston residents will spend the next week in the groundhog’s shadow, if Wednesday predictions by the National Weather Service are correct.

The Weather Service office in Calera issued freeze warning for Wednesday, predicting that a cold front will bring temperatures down to 32 degrees in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday morning. The chill will deepen Thursday night and Friday morning, with a forecast low of 29 degrees.

“We’re not done yet with winter,” said Jason Holmes, a forecaster for the service.

There are no real hazards expected along with the temperature drop, though forecasters are urging people to cover sensitive plants.

Highs will rise into the 60s over the weekend, Holmes said, with rain showers expected. After those showers pass through, Holmes said, the cold will be back, with lows on Monday reaching the mid-30s.


Capitol & statewide reporter Tim Lockette: 256-294-4193. On Twitter @TLockette_Star.