Plenty of sunshine, cooler temps expected for Christmas

Published 3:48 pm Monday, December 23, 2013

The weather forecast for the Christmas holiday shows plenty of sunshine and cool temperatures that should stick around for the majority of the week.

“Christmas is going to be dry with no rain in the forecast,” said Meteorologist Jim Westland with the National Weather Service in Calera. “It is looking like the sunshine will continue into Thursday and Friday as well.”

Westland said temperature highs should remain in the mid 40s to low 50s for the majority of the week.

“Wednesday should be about 48 degrees with a slight warming trend the rest of the week with temperatures reaching the low 50s,” Westland said. “Lows on Tuesday night should be in the mid 20s and Wednesday night should be in the upper 20s.”

Average temperatures for the month of December show highs around 55 degrees with low temperatures slightly above freezing.

“As far as averages go we are just a shade cooler than what we are normally this time of year,” Westland said.