Wet Close to Weekend, Start to Holidays

We'll be sunny and much warmer by Christmas Day.

The lonely winter chill we’ve been dealing with for the better part of the past week has a new friend: the rain. Unfortunately for us, that means another cold and soggy evening for us as we head into the holiday week.

An expansive low-pressure system over the Gulf has been gaining momentum over the past couple of days and is now ready to make the trek northeast over the Carolinas. Expect rainfall, heavy at times, to continue relatively steadily through the next 24-to-36 hours before finally tapering off late Monday night. Totals will likely be in the range of 1-2″ for much of us across the WCCB Charlotte viewing area when it’s all said-and-done, with locally higher amounts mainly south of Charlotte.

Behind this system, however, is all sunshine and rainbows. You can count on the 60s to return by Christmas Day, with mostly sunny skies and minimal rain chances.

 

Tonight: Rain, heavy at times. Low: 42°. Wind: NE 5-10.

Monday: Rain continues. Gusty at times. High: 50°. Wind: NE 10-20. Gusts: 20-30.

Monday Night: Showers taper off. Low: 46°. Wind: NE 5-15. Gusts: 20-25.

Tuesday: Sunny and warm. High: 65°. Wind: NE 5-10.