Thursday, December 24, 2020

Frigid Temperatures Expected for the Christmas Holiday



 ...Frigid Temperatures Expected for the Christmas Holiday...

Arctic air will continue to plunge into the Mid-South today behind
a cold front that moved through during the overnight hours.
Temperatures will either be steady or dropping the rest of the
day. Highs will range from lower 30s to the lower 40s, but will
feel much colder as gusty northwest winds will produce wind chill
values in the lower to mid 20s across much of the area. Scattered
flurries will be possible this afternoon across mainly West
Tennessee.

Tonight, clear skies will allow temperatures to plummet into the
mid teens to lower 20s for lows. The northerly winds are expected
to relax some. However, the combination of the frigid temperatures
and the wind will allow wind chill values to drop into the single
digits possibly dropping to near zero near the Kentucky and
Tennessee borders.

Arctic high pressure will settle over the region on Christmas Day.
Highs will struggle to rise above freezing mainly across West
Tennessee. The rest of the Mid-South will see highs in the mid
30s.

Plan accordingly for these frigid temperatures if heading outside.
Bundle up! The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed
skin in little as 30 minutes.

-NWS

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