White Christmas? First Alert Weather Days in place for artic air, possible wintry mix

This week will continue to be cold.
Expect more sunshine for Sunday with some chilly afternoon highs in the 30s and 40s.
Published: Dec. 18, 2022 at 10:02 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Cold and dry conditions will continue through Monday. Tuesday through the end of next week continues to look unsettled with chances for rain and a wintry mix.

Today: Mostly sunny, cold afternoon

Monday: Sun and clouds, cold

Tuesday: Partly sunny, isolated showers.

We are going to wrap up the weekend with plenty of sunshine, but it will be cold this afternoon with highs in the 30s and 40s.

Tailgating forecast
Tailgating forecast(First Alert Weather)

Monday looks dry and partly cloudy with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. The remainder of next week looks unsettled with cold temperatures and chances for rain showers. On Tuesday, a weak disturbance will bring a slight chance for some isolated showers south of Charlotte. The rest of the area can expect partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. Wednesday still looks partly cloudy and cold with highs in the upper 40s.

We have First Alert Weather Days in place for Friday through Christmas Day. Toward the end of the week, we will turn our attention to the arctic air mass that is expected to drop our temperatures into the teens.

Extended forecast
Extended forecast(First Alert Weather)

Thursday looks more like a day of cold rain for the Charlotte metro area with highs in the upper 40s. Rain will linger into Friday and as the rain begins to exit, and the arctic air moves in, we could briefly see rain mixing with snow. The main concern on Friday will be the cold, blustery conditions with rain at times and temperatures quickly falling from the 30s & 40s into the teens. Winds will also gust over 30 mph at times. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be partly cloudy with highs in the 30s.

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Have a great weekend!

- Elissia Wilson