BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Temperatures plunged into the single digits in Alabama as the coldest weather of the season settled over the state.
Lows around 5 a.m. ranged from 3 degrees in Haleyville to 14 degrees in Montgomery.
The National Weather Service today also reported pre-dawn temperatures of 5 degrees in Huntsville; 9 degrees in Anniston; and 10 degrees in Tuscaloosa.
Many of the temperatures were 20 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year. The weather service said that in Huntsville, for instance, the typical low on Jan. 7 is 31.7 degrees.
A wind chill warning was in effect for northern Alabama until noon today. Forecasters said they expected wind chill values from zero to 10 degrees below zero for most of the area, and even colder at higher elevations.