Temperatures dipping to the teens by Tuesday

Published 1:31 pm Sunday, January 14, 2024

It’s going get pretty chilly early this week, according to the National Weather Service.

After a balmy start on Monday with a high of 64 degrees, and a low of 33 degrees, the temperature will dip to a high of 39 degrees and a low (at night) of 17 degrees on Tuesday, according to the NWS.

Then, on Wednesday, the high is forecasted to be 41 degrees with a low of 23 degrees that night.

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There is a 50 percent chance fo rain on Monday night.

The high on Thursday is slated to be 58 degrees.

Additionally, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) suggests water customers install insulated covers for their outdoor faucets instead of dripping the faucets.

Insulated covers are inexpensive, easy to install and available at home improvement centers and hardware stores, ADEM officials said.

If water service is not imperative at your building during this time, you are urged to turn off the water at the meter, drain the water lines at the lowest spigot on the property, leaving the faucet on, and turn the water back on after the outside temperature rises above 32 degrees, officials said.

As pipes thaw, the public can help by checking for leaks inside and outside of their homes or businesses. If leaks are found, they should shut off the water supply until the leaks are repaired. Customers are urged to contact their local water supplier if they have a major leak and are unable to shut off their water supply.