NWS: Strong to Severe Storms Possible Late Afternoon on Christmas Eve, Temperatures Will Drop into 30s
By Space Coast Daily // December 24, 2020
PRIMARY THREATS: WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 TO 60 MPH AND LIGHTNING STRIKES
TEMPS ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT WILL BE AROUND 35
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Stormy weather is expected on the Space Coast on Christmas Eve, with much colder than normal temperatures into Christmas Day and Saturday.
On Thursday night, the forecast calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m., then a chance of showers after 1 a.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds.
Skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Southwest wind around 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph with a chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
On Christmas Day, skies will be sunny, with a high near 55, with wind chill values as low as 33 early. Northwest winds will be around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
On Christmas night, skies will be clear, with a low around 35. North northwest wind around 10 mph.