As you get ready to sing Christmas carols, deck the halls, and enjoy time with family and friends, the big question is ... will Santa need a coat or bathing suit while he visits Alabama?

The past few days have been cold with even a sub-freezing start to Thursday, December 23rd. Some Alabamians even had to pull out their winter coats. The good news is that our area will see a warming trend. However, that can be bad news for some that are wishing for a white Christmas. It’s just not going to happen for 2021 as we expect unseasonably mild temperatures.

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James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that a “warming trend begins later today as temperatures rise into the low 60s with a sunny sky. Tomorrow will be a partly to a mostly sunny day with a high in the upper 60s. Christmas Day will be dry and warm with a high in the low to mid 70s.”

Could it be a Temperature Record-Breaking Holiday?

Spann noted that “Temperatures have reached or exceeded 70 degrees in Birmingham on December 25 ten times since 1900.” We will have to wait and see how high the holiday temperatures hit.

Christmas Holiday Weather 2021 Outlook

Here is how our coverage area counties will be looking for the holiday weekend according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham.  

Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th

Bibb

Mostly sunny with a high near 70.

Friday night you can expect partly cloudy conditions with a low near 56 and gusts up to 20 mph.

Fayette

Gusts up to 25 mph all day.

Partly sunny with a high near 69.

Friday night there will be partly cloudy skies with a low near 55.

Greene

Mostly sunny with a high near 73.

Friday night you can expect partly cloudy conditions with a low near 58 and gusts up to 20 mph.

Hale

Mostly sunny skies with a high near 71.

Friday night there will be partly cloudy skies with a low near 57 and gusts up to 20 mph.

Lamar

Partly sunny skies with a high near 70.

Friday night there will be partly cloudy conditions with a low near 56 and gusts up to 25 mph.

Perry

Mostly sunny skies with a high near 71.

Friday night there will be partly cloudy skies with a low near 575 and gusts up to 20 mph.

Pickens

Partly sunny skies with a high near 71.

Friday night there will be partly cloudy conditions with a low near 58 and gusts up to 25 mph.

Sumter

Mostly sunny with a high near 73.

Friday night you can expect partly cloudy conditions with a low near 58 and gusts up to 25 mph.

Tuscaloosa

Partly sunny skies with a high near 70.

Friday night there will be partly cloudy conditions with a low near 57 and gusts up to 20 mph.

Walker

Partly sunny skies with a high near 70.

Friday night there will be partly cloudy conditions with a low near 55 and gusts up to 25 mph.

Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25th

Bibb

Mostly sunny with a high near 74 with gusts up to 25 mph.

Saturday night you can expect partly cloudy conditions with a low near 58.

Fayette

Mostly sunny with a high near 74 with gusts up to 25 mph.

Saturday night there will be partly cloudy skies with a low near 55.

Greene

High near 75 with mostly sunny skies with gusts up to 25 mph.

Saturday night it will be partly cloudy with a low near 58.

Hale

Mostly sunny conditions with a high near 74 with gusts up to 25 mph.

Saturday night the low will be near 58 with partly cloudy conditions.

Lamar

Expect a high near 74 with mostly sunny skies and gusts up to 25 mph.

Saturday night you will have partly cloudy conditions and a low near 56.

Perry

Mostly sunny with a high near 74.

Saturday night you can expect partly cloudy conditions with a low near 58.

Pickens

Mostly sunny with a high near 75 with gusts up to 25 mph.

Saturday night you can expect partly cloudy conditions with a low near 58.

Sumter

Mostly sunny conditions with a high near 77 with gusts up to 25 mph.

Saturday night the low will be near 59 with partly cloudy conditions.

Tuscaloosa

Mostly sunny with a high near 74 with gusts up to 25 mph.

Saturday night you can expect partly cloudy conditions with a low near 58.

Walker

Partly sunny with a high near 73 with gusts up to 25 mph.

Saturday night you can expect partly cloudy conditions with a low near 55.

NEXT WEEK

Looking ahead to next week, James Spann mentions that the “weather will remain unseasonably mild through the week with highs mostly in the low 70s, thanks to an upper ridge over the Gulf Coast region. Moisture levels will rise by mid-week, and we will need to mention a chance of showers Wednesday, Thursday, and possibly Friday. On the positive side, we don't expect any severe weather issues.”

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