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Severe weather possible on Christmas Day

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Christmas Day will start out mostly cloudy and mild, but a developing storm system to the southwest will bring a warm front through the Tennessee Valley. Christmas Day will start out mostly cloudy and mild, but a developing storm system to the southwest will bring a warm front through the Tennessee Valley.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

We are tracking a powerful Christmas Day storm system that will impact the southern U.S. and the Tennessee Valley on Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve started on the warm and wet side, but conditions will slightly improve by Monday afternoon, and most of the rain and storms will move out of the Tennessee Valley.

Temperatures will remain well above normal, with highs reaching the upper 50s and lowers 60s area wide. Santa will stay dry in the Valley Monday night, although the sky will remain mostly cloudy and lows will only drop into the lower 40s.

A significant severe weather event still looks likely across the south for Christmas Day. North Alabama and southern Tennessee remain on the northern edge of the severe weather risk area.

At this point the greatest threat for severe weather will be across southern Mississippi and west-central Alabama where an enhanced tornado risk will be located. The limiting factor for severe weather in our immediate area will be a lack of significant atmospheric instability. At this point, that would keep the tornadic threat to our south. If we see any severe weather, the primary threat would be damaging wind.

Any severe weather threat will not develop until late in the day, likely after 8 p.m. and should end by 2 or 3 a.m.

Once the storms move out cold air will quickly move into the Valley and a few snow flurries are possible Wednesday morning. No accumulations are expected.

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