Frigid temperatures return to region

Published 8:40 am Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The spring-like weather the Black Belt region enjoyed Monday may become a distance memory as the residents in the Dallas County area wake up to frigid temperatures Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, a frigid cold front has inched its way into the region, bringing with it freezing temperatures that will last for most of the week.

Meteorologist Jessica Chase said the Dallas County area will only see a high in the mid 40s Tuesday afternoon.

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“Things get pretty cold with lows over the next five days will be in the 20s and afternoon highs will be in the 40s Tuesday and Wednesday and even possibly into the 30s for Thursday and Friday,” Chase said.

Those who aren’t big fans of cold weather will have to wait until the beginning of next week to get some relief. Even then, the warmer weather will get progressively colder throughout the day.

“Next time we get about normal is going to be Sunday afternoon,” Chase said. “We will see lows that are pretty chilly, but by Sunday and Monday the afternoon highs will warm into the 50s.”

Chase said the temperatures are colder than the Black Belt areas experiences this time of year.

She also said this cold front would not bring the threat of dangerous black ice, because of the lack of precipitation, but the chances of frozen pipes are still present.

“We won’t really see any precipitation,” Chase said. “Looks like just cold.”