Break out the long johns and heavy coats. Alabama is definitely in a deep freeze. The National Weather Service is predicting more frigid weather Friday and this weekend.
An Arctic high-pressure system will plunge temperatures into the single-digit range across north Alabama by early Saturday.
Its the coldest weather to invade the state in years and comes behind storms that brought a mix of wintry precipitation.
Overnight lows of six degrees were forecast in the Tennessee Valley, and forecasters said the Birmingham metro area would get down to 10 degrees. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens as far south as the coast.
Winds are supposed to taper off after nightfall, helping ease some of the bite from the frosty temperatures.
A dusting of snow remains on the ground Friday in the highest elevations of northeast Alabama, but no major travel problems were reported.
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What is Frostbite?
What Causes Frostbite to Occur?
How To Prevent Frostbite
Frostbite can be a serious, disabling condition. Use your head! Keep safety in mind when traveling in cold weather, during winter sports participation and when out and about during the frigid winter months
Source: http://www.mckinley.uiuc.edu/ (McKinley Health Center Web Site about Frostbite)
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