Clouds will be increasing and thickening up overnight with lows near 34°. Rain chances will remain low through daybreak. Highs will be in the lower-40’s on Saturday and only climb to the upper-40’s on Sunday. Light rain and drizzle will prevail on Saturday, but total rainfall will be very unimpressive… less than 1/10″ in most locations. Sunday, there will be more sunshine to enjoy, but it will still be chilly.
Get ready for two super soakers ahead in the forecast. One arrives Monday, bringing up to 1/2″ of rain to central North Carolina. Drizzle and light rain will linger through the day on Tuesday, then another storm arrives for Wednesday. Total rainfall through Wednesday night is going to approach 1″ in the Triad, with around 3/4″ for the western end of the FOX8 viewing area.
The good news is that we will begin to dry out on Christmas Eve, after 8 pm. Santa will have superb sleigh-driving weather as he enters the Piedmont at midnight with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper-30’s. Christmas Day will be partly cloudy and seasonable, with highs near 50°.