BLOG: Winter Solstice begins, light snow possible on Christmas Day in NC mountains

  • Rain Has Moved Out
  • Soon To Return
  • Cold Christmas Week

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Happy new season! Winter Solstice occurs at 11:28am Thursday.  It's also the shortest day (available light) of the year, so from this point forward the days will start to get longer again.

As for the weather, Thursday and Friday will be mainly dry and a bit cooler. We'll be in the low to mid 50s Thursday before we return to near 60 degrees on Friday.

Another round of showers will roll through again on Saturday.  It will also be accompanied by another surge of warm air with temperatures briefly jumping back into the upper 60s Saturday afternoon before a serious cooling trend starts thereafter.  Sunday looks to be a transition day, with highs in the 50s and still a small lingering rain chance early on.

Christmas Day looks to be mainly clear with the exception of the mountains where some light snow could be falling on Christmas morning!  There's a postcard for you!  Temperatures will be colder next week, starting with Christmas Day, when highs will be in the 40s (at least a couple of days going forward from there) with overnight lows in the 20s.

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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