Wintry blast sets record in Birmingham, more freeze warnings in place


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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The wintry weather has set a new record low temperature in Birmingham.

The National Weather Service says the temperature dropped to 23 degrees early Friday. That's 1 degree colder than the old record set in 1986.

In Mobile, officials said the city had an overnight low temperature of 29, which was 1 degree shy of its record low of 28 for the date.

Also, forecasters say cities including Anniston and Tuscaloosa had record low maximum temperatures on Thursday with highs in the low 40s.

Forecasters say it feels like it's in the mid-teens because of the combination of low temperatures and wind.

More sub-freezing temperatures are predicted overnight, and freeze warnings extend all the way to the coast.

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