The Next 24 Hours – Sunny, Cool Saturday
Most of the Tennessee Valley will have a hard freeze through Saturday morning. Temperatures will dip below freezing for more than 8 to 12 hours in some of the colder spots around here tonight. It warms above freezing sometime around mid-morning, and the warmest part of the day only features highs around 47 to 52 degrees!
Expect a mostly sunny day with a light north-northwest wind around 6-12 MPH. It will not get as cold Saturday night as the strong area of high pressure that brought the cold weather slides east of us; that means a return flow sets up bringing in some milder air and some clouds by Sunday. The weather gets wet, then cold and maybe wintry for some in the South for Christmas! Be sure to check out our local extended forecast on WHNT.com/Weather and the Christmas Travel Forecast here on the blog!
Climate Data for December 22nd
Sunrise: 6:50 AM
Sunset: 4:40 PM
Average High: 52 Record 71 (1970)
Average Low: 33 Record -3 (1989)
Hours of Daylight: 9:51 (same as Friday)
Friday was the Winter Solstice! That means it was the “shortest day of the year” with respect to how much daylight we had. A month from now, we will have added 22 minutes of daylight as the days slowly get longer through Winter and Spring.
Saturday’s Temperature Trend in Huntsville: