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UPDATE: Severe storms and strong winds possible

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UPDATE: A very unsettled weather pattern is forming over the southeast United States and the Tennessee Valley. Expect periods of rain through Christmas, along with some storms. Temperatures will be unusually warm for the next several days. 

The Storm Prediction Center(SPC) has placed us in a slight to enhanced area for severe storms tonight and in the early morning hours of Thursday(Christmas Eve). 

The best chance for any severe weather will be with strong damaging winds.  The chance for large hail and tornadoes will be small. I think west of our area will have a much better chance for strong tornadoes.  

Highs for Thursday will be in the low to mid 70's.  The record high is 75/1964.  On Friday(Christmas Day) showers are likely and highs will be near 73.  The record is 75/1955.  This weekend will have record warmth with highs near 74 to 75.  Records Saturday are 73/1889 and Sunday 72/1982.  There will be a chance for showers late Sunday.

Next week will see some showers late Monday, Monday night and into Tuesday morning.  There may be even a few storms with that system, too.  Highs will be near 70 Monday and in the 50's Tuesday and Wednesday.

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