Alabama Skies: Christmas Eve is here! With Sunday’s weather, Santa may trade cookies and milk for soup and dry socks.

Published 9:12 pm Saturday, December 23, 2023

Rudolph and his buddies will certainly have their work cut out for them Sunday night as the Grinch tries to stop Santa from his Alabama travels!

We’re expecting widespread rain, some possibly heavy, and gusty winds across the state. Santa’s flight will have some turbulence, especially in northern Alabama. Kids, don’t worry, though! Santa and the reindeer are well-fitted for nasty weather!

A few rumbles of thunder are possible at times in the afternoon and overnight. The lightning will actually help Santa see better through the heavy rain. It’s very important for kids to still go to bed on time, even if it’s storming. We’ll want to all go to sleep before Santa and his crew arrive so they can go a little faster than normal to get to better weather!

North Alabama

Partly sunny with a high of 65. Breezy, with wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour. Christmas Eve, very windy with widespread showers. Wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

Central Alabama

Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a shower in the afternoon. Showers overnight. Low of 56.

South Alabama

A chance of showers during the day with a storm or two possible in the afternoon. High of 68. Showers are likely with thunderstorms possible overnight. Low of 57.

Gulf Coast

Showers likely with a few thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and evening. Breezy, with wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour. High of 66. Christmas Eve, showers and a storm or two. Wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Low of 59.