Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 12:29PM
Dry Until Thursday
Dry weather continues through Wednesday, although an increasing canopy of high cloudiness will be streaming into the Carolinas by midweek. A soaking rain returns Thursday, lasting into a good portion of Friday before clearing commences Friday night. Our pre-Christmas weekend looks like the first totally dry weekend since November 17-18.
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Hi: 55 Lo: 29
Mostly sunny; Rather nice for mid-December; NE wind 5-10 mph bec SE late day
Hi: 53 Lo: 36
Patchy early fog; Filtered sunshine; Slightly above-normal temperatures; Light SE wind
Hi: 48 Lo: 44
Overcast with rain developing; SE wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 47 Lo: 30
Cloudy with rain continuing; Rain could end as snow showers or flurries Friday evening
Hi: 44 Lo: 25
Mostly sunny but chilly; No rain for a change on a weekend
Sunday - Mostly sunny; Seasonably pleasant; High in the lower 50s; Low near 30 degrees
Monday - A good deal of sunshine for Christmas Eve; High in the lower 50s; Low near 30 degrees
High pressure will be overhead through Wednesday, although cirrus clouds will be jetting into the region as our next storm system begins to take shape over the southern Plains during midweek.
The low will then track into the central Appalachians by early Friday, then on into southeastern Canada by early Saturday. Rain will overspread western North Carolina on Thursday, lasting into Friday. Rainfall totals of an inch or more are a good bet.
Wet weather may conclude as some snow showers or flurries Friday night. We expect no accumulation in the valleys, but perhaps a few inches up on the mountaintops.
Weekend weather looks totally dry. Saturday will be on the chilly side with some notable moderation by Sunday afternoon. Looking ahead Christmas Day looks dry and seasonably chilly, but not White.
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