Cold air is continuing to rush into north Alabama. A hard freeze is expected both tonight and Friday night. Expect temperatures to drop to the low to mid 20s for much of the area. A brisk north wind will make it feel like it's in the mid teens by Friday morning. Considering all the rain and flooding the last few weeks, expansion of ice on already weakened roads will create a lot of potholes.
Though rain is not expected the next 3-4 days, flooding of rivers and creeks will continue. Low-lying parts of the Tennessee River will remain in minor or moderate flood stage through this weekend if not beyond the next 7 days.
The next chance for rain will be Sunday, but chances are low. In fact, the best chances for rain the next 7 days will be late Monday night and next Tuesday. We could see another inch of rain or slightly more through Tuesday night. Thankfully, the four day dry stretch should lessen the flood threat next week.