The countdown to Christmas weekend is here, and this week will be filled with the hustle of the holiday season. Alabamians can expect a surge of cold air this afternoon, with a warming trend projected to kick in later this week.

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James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist, said, "Today will be a mostly sunny, breezy, and cool day across Alabama with a high in the 50s. North winds will average 10-20 mph this afternoon as a surge of colder air rolls in.”

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Morning Temperature Outlook

“A freeze is likely over the northern 2/3 of the state tomorrow morning with lows in the 24–32-degree range. Wind chill indices will dip into the upper teens in some places over North Alabama,” said Spann.

You can also expect “freezing temperatures are likely over North and Central Alabama again Wednesday and Thursday morning.”

When Will It Warm Up?

Currently, you can get ready for a warm-up later this week as temperatures rise, with highs ranging from 58 to 65 degrees on Friday.

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