Good Tuesday evening everyone! I hope that you've had a great day. It was a nice day across the area. High pressure in control. A few clouds moved in late this afternoon to give off an awesome sunset.
Weather over the next 36 hours looks to be pretty calm. Partly cloudy skies tonight will allow temperatures to not be as chilly as mornings past. We should bottom out around 30 across the foothills and low 30's in the Western Piedmont.
Wednesday will start off cool and clear. As the day goes on, we will notice the clouds increasing throughout the area ahead of our next weather maker.
A pretty potent storm will move into the area Thursday morning. We will have strong flow off the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic to create some heavy rain across the area Thursday afternoon into the night time hours. We could see a lull in the rain overnight before the upper level low moves into the area on Friday. In fact on Friday some locations could see an isolated thunderstorm. You know what they say about thunder in the winter! ( We will leave that for another blog :-) ) By Friday afternoon a good 1-2" of rain is expected across the area. Some isolated 3" totals can't be ruled out in Burke, Caldwell, McDowell and Rutherford Counties.
Friday night as the storm system departs, strong northwest flow will kick off some snow showers across the North Carolina Mountains. Up to 2" is possible in the higher elevations. Northwest sections of Burke, McDowell, and Caldwell could see up to 1".
Conditions clear out over the weekend with highs in the 50's. Christmas Eve and Christmas day look to be pleasant with highs in the low 50's under partly cloudy skies.