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Today's low a record? Weekend to be warmer

While today's chill could mean record temperatures for the Tennessee Valley, the cold snap should ease up by the weekend, according to the National Weather service.

Following a freezing night Thursday, with wind chill in the single digits, this morning's lows were expected to range from 13 to 18 degrees, potential record lows for the date, said senior forecaster Bill Schaub.

In 1927, Muscle Shoals saw 16 degrees and Huntsville saw 17, Schaub said.

Though there were some reports of snow flurries in Southern Middle Tennessee on Thursday morning, "it won't snow (here). There's no clouds. It's just real cold," Schaub said Thursday night.

Today will be sunny, but highs will reach only the upper 30s, Schaub said.

Tonight will be "clear with lows of 15-20, and winds will be light, so there won't be any wind chill to speak of," Schaub said. "There will be improving temperatures on the weekend. Saturday, we should see near 50 degrees, and then Sunday we should see up to the middle 50s."

Seth Burkett

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