After a clear, cold, and dry weekend, we have big changes ahead for our Christmas week.
Some of those changes begin today. With clouds overhead all day long, morning temperatures in the low 40s only reach the mid 50s this afternoon.
While some afternoon showers are possible in the mountains and foothills, at this time we expect the daytime hours to be mainly dry in the Charlotte area, with shower chance only around 20%. However, our first push of moisture moves in overnight, meaning rain chances go up after midnight.
Tuesday brings a wet start with 60% coverage of rain.
Even with the wet weather, we will already see temperatures jump back to the low 60s. The wettest day of the week will likely be Wednesday as a second push of rain moves across the Carolinas. There's a 90% chance for rain and it could be heavy at times, which isn't great news for pre-Christmas travel plans. Highs will be approaching 70°.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be the warmest days of the week! Hopefully you've already gotten the ugly Christmas sweater party out of the way because it will be much too hot for those on the actual holiday- 70s both days! Fortunately the rain lightens to just showers for the holiday, but it's still not going to be completely dry.
Have a great Christmas week!
- Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases