Dangerously cold weather expected in Alabama, Dec. 23-27—here’s what you need to know

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Looks like we’ll have a chilly holiday in Alabama. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Bundle up because cold weather is approaching. The National Weather Service in Huntsville issued a cold weather warning for Alabama from Friday, December 23 to Tuesday, December 27. Read on to learn about the upcoming cold outbreak and how to prepare.

When and where will this dangerously cold weather be?

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Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming cold weather. (US National Weather Service Huntsville Alabama / Facebook)

From Friday, December 23 to Tuesday, December 27, Alabama is expected to have extremely cold weather. At night, the lows will drop to single digits and teens. Plus, there will be a dangerous wind chill with temperatures as low as -10 to zero degrees.

Will we finally have a white Christmas? Well, there’s a 20-40% chance for light snow on Thursday night into Friday morning. You may want to have all of your gifts under the tree before Thursday—the roads may be dangerous to drive.

How can you prepare?

The National Weather Service wants you to remember the four things: you, your car, your pets and your home.

First, be sure to have everything you need to keep yourself warm:

  • Check on your family.
  • Cover exposed skin.
  • Dress in layers.
  • Limit time outside.
  • Stay dry and avoid sweating.

You may want to avoid driving while it’s cold outside. If you do, here’s what you need to remember:

  • Keep your gas tank more than halfway full.
  • Let your family or friends know when you’re traveling.
  • Maintain tire pressure.
  • Pack a safety kit.
  • Put a few blankets in your car.

Do you have furry friends? Make sure they stay warm too:

  • Bring outdoor pets inside.
  • Check food and water.
  • Cover and check paws.
  • Limit outdoor time.
  • Provide shelter.

Worried about your pipes freezing? Here’s how you can keep our home safe from the cold weather:

  • Check heating vents for ice buildup.
  • Monitor your furnace.
  • Slow drip faucets.
  • Use caution with indoor heaters.

For those in need, be sure to know your local warming centers, including your local Salvation Army. Also, be on the lookout for local school and business closings. We hope you stay safe during this chilly holiday season.

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Selah Vetter
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