Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 5:33PM
Cloudy and Mild
You have probably noticed the milder temperatures as the cold weather pattern over the last 2 weeks has relaxed. Old Man Winter needs a rest and will be taking one this week. Temperatures will be above average each day this week. There could be some light rainfall tonight and tomorrow but it will not be much to talk about. Most of our rain this week falls on Tuesday night/Wednesday and Friday night and Saturday.
We realize folks are wondering about the weather for Christmas Eve and Day. Christmas Eve looks cloudy and rainy but mild. The rain looks to clear out by Christmas Day but it should turn colder, back to slightly below normal temperatures.
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Hi: 53 Lo: 38
Mostly cloudy; Perhaps some spotty light rain; Light south wind becoming SW
Hi: 59 Lo: 40
Mix of clouds & sunshine; Spotty light rain possible; Mild; Light wind
Hi: 62 Lo: 40
Mix of clouds & sunshine; Unseasonably mild; Light rain likely developing late; West wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 52 Lo: 38
Cloudy with rain likely
Hi: 48 Lo: 35
Early rain ending; Decreasing clouds
Friday - Becoming cloudy with rain arriving PM; High in the lower 50s; Low in the upper 30s
Saturday - Cloudy with periods of rain; Mild; High in the mid 50s; Low in the upper 30s
There are just a few leftover showers for tonight and early tomorrow morning.
The mild temperature trend will continue this week with Monday and Tuesday seeing temperatures 10-15 degrees above average. We cool back to slightly above normal for Wednesday through the weekend.
Low pressure develops over the Gulf coast states on Tuesday night/Wednesday and as it moves east, it will bring some rain to western NC. High pressure over New England will build down the east side of the Appalachian mountains Thursday which will give us near average temperatures.
A cold front begins to affect the area Friday with rain developing ahead of it Friday night and will continue for much of the day Saturday. The front moves through Saturday night, clearing out the rain and bringing some cold temperatures behind it. As of now, the weather for Christmas Eve looks cloudy with rain but mild. Christmas day looks to be cold but no precipitation is expected. Keep in mind this is several days away so our confidence in this scenario is not great. As this weekend draws closer, we'll have a better idea of what the Christmas weekend weather will be like.
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