Brrrrr! Hard freeze warning for Monday, Tuesday

Published 4:04 pm Monday, January 1, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for much of South Alabama, including Covington, Escambia, Conecuh and Crenshaw Counties.

The warning is for tonight, Jan. 1, 2018, and Tuesday night.

Temperatures are expected to drop in the mid teens to around 20 degrees both nights. The Weather Channel is predicting a low of 22 for Andalusia tonight. The wind chill factor will make it feel even colder, weather officials warned.

Exposed pipes will be in danger of bursting. Residents are encouraged to take precautions by covering pipes, protecting pets, livestock, and sensitive vegetation.