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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a freeze warning for much of the southeast and most of Alabama.

The freeze warning is in effect from midnight Tuesday until 9 a.m. Wednesday. A freeze watch remains in effect until Thursday morning.

The high in central Alabama throughout the day Tuesday is 54 degrees. Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 26 degrees are possible Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning, especially in the northern and central regions of the state.

The NWS in Birmingham recommended taking steps to protect plants, pipes and pets:

  • Cover outdoor plants and vegetation you want to protect from frost

  • Drain or allow outdoor water pipes to drip slowly

  • Wrap outdoor water pipes

  • Drain in-ground sprinkler systems

  • Bring dogs and cats indoors or provide a warm shelter for pets

The NWS also issued a red flag warning for some southern counties in Alabama.

Red flag warning

Due to low humidity and gusty winds, there is a higher risk for fires to spread. The red flag warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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