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More records may fall on Wednesday

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Christmas Day is just around the corner and it's becoming clear that warmer temperatures may have been a top request for Santa on Christmas lists this year.

On Wednesday, just two days away from Christmas Day, we're in record temperature territory once again, and there's a very good chance we'll surpass the old records, which are listed below. Unfortunately, we'll also be dealing with rain showers and maybe even a thunderstorm, so it won't be the most ideal day to enjoy the warmth outdoors. However, the more widespread rainfall should hold off until the second half of the day.

Previous December 23rd Records:

Saginaw: 53°

Flint: 55°

Houghton Lake: 47°

These December 23rd records from the TV5 viewing area have stood since 1982, which was another year we had a strong El Niño in place.

Many Michigan residents often remember 1982 as a year where you were able to have your windows open on Christmas Day. Listed below are some of the temperatures around Mid-Michigan on Christmas in 1982.

December 25th, 1982:

Saginaw: 63°

Flint: 65°

Houghton Lake: 59°

Although we're not expecting record-breaking temperatures on Christmas Day this year, we will still see above average temperatures. Normal highs for Christmas Day range from the upper 20s in areas to the north, and the lower 30s around the Tri-Cities and Flint. Forecasted highs this year will be in the lower 40s.

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