As the spring season teases the thoughts of beautiful displays of flowers, a word of caution: don’t plant yet.

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James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist, said the “weather will be dry during the first half of the week, and sharply colder. Another late-season freeze is likely over the northern half of the state early Tuesday morning, with lows in the 25-35 degree range. Some frost is possible across South Alabama.”

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When Should You Plan to Plant?

The frost date represents the average occurrence of the final light freeze in spring or the initial light freeze in fall. These are averages and vary from year to year, so you should use them as a guide.

West Alabama 2024 Last Spring Frost Date from the National Gardening Association

90% Chance of the last 36°

Bibb – March 22

Fayette – April 4

Greene – April 24

Hale – March 24

Lamar – April 5

Perry – March 23

Pickens – March 27

Sumter – March 27

Tuscaloosa – March 23

Walker – April 5

90% Chance of the last 32°

Bibb – March 9

Fayette – March 19

Greene – April 6

Hale – March 4

Lamar – April 1

Perry – March 4

Pickens – March 15

Sumter – March 17

Tuscaloosa – March 2

Walker – March 27

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