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7:00 AM | ****Powerful Arctic front arrives on Thursday night…its passage will not go unnoticed**** — Arcfield Weather

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6-Day forecast for the Huntsville, Alabama metro region


Becoming mainly cloudy, milder, chance of some patchy fog, highs near 50 degrees; SE winds around 5 mph


Mainly cloudy, chilly, chance of showers, lows in the lower 40’s


Mainly cloudy, cool, becoming windy, chance of rain, lower 50’s for afternoon highs

Thursday Night             

Mainly cloudy with evening rain showers and then late night snow showers, very windy and turning sharply colder post-Arctic frontal passage, upper single digits are possible for late night lows


Mainly sunny, very windy and bitter cold, temperatures will struggle to reach the middle teens


Partly sunny, windy, still very cold, low-to-mid 20’s


Partly sunny, quite cold, mid-to-upper 20’s


Partly sunny, not quite as cold, upper 30’s


The core of an intensely cold Arctic air mass will drop southward towards Texas during the next 24-48 hours. After that, the Arctic air mass will shift to the east and reach the eastern seaboard by late Friday.  Numerous low temperature records are likely to be set over the next few days; especially, in the central US from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. Blizzard conditions will accompany this advancing Arctic air outbreak over many sections of the country with the Great Lakes region likely to experience some of the worst weather with an extended period of extreme conditions from Friday into much of the upcoming weekend. 

The strong Arctic frontal system that represents the leading edge of this intensely cold air mass will likely reach the Huntsville region on Thursday.  The passage of the powerful Arctic front will not go unnoticed around here.  On the table will be plunging temperatures on the order of 25 or 30 degrees in a short period of time, powerful and potentially damaging wind gusts, a possible “flash-freeze”, and even a burst of snow that can put down a quick small accumulation.  A frigid weekend will follow with Christmas Eve (Saturday) and Christmas Day (Sunday) the coldest in many years in much of the eastern half of the nation.

Meteorologist Paul Dorian
Arcfield Weather


Paul Dorian

2022-12-21 12:00:00

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