HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — An incredibly cold morning across the Tennessee Valley with everyone across the area seeing an air mass we haven't seen across the Tennessee Valley since February. Temperatures did warm this afternoon, but we only finished the day in the low 40s. We should still be making it into the mid and upper 50s in December.
Expect another freezing night across the Tennessee Valley with lows again dropping into the low and mid-20s. A hard freeze is obviously expected so protecting pipes before bed is necessary. If by chance you have any plants left, you should bring those in as well.
The system that brought the snow to the Tennessee Valley also brought snow to much of the Midwestern including Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Snow extended as far east as West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
As the snow making area of low pressure continues to move north into Canada, another system will drop south into the Great Plains on Wednesday. This will do some good things for us locally because our winds will become more southerly allowing temperatures to climb a bit more. expect temperatures to climb into the upper 40s and low 50s Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday will see this low advance towards the southeast. This should allow temperatures to warm a touch more, but it will also bring our next opportunity for rain.
This rain chance comes late Thursday and then through the day on Friday. Showers could linger into the morning hours on Saturday. Unlike the rain we saw last Sunday, this upcoming rain does not look like a complete wash.
Beyond this, are almost no chances for rain Saturday through the early part of next week.
With the arrival of December comes the official close of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It was one for the record books. We saw a record 30 named storms this year with 13 of those becoming hurricanes. Of those 13, 6 became major hurricanes. 12 of the 13 hurricanes hit the United States with 5 of those hitting the state of Louisiana. We also used the Greek Alphabet for the first time since 2005.