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The cold air will be front and center on Saturday as daybreak temperatures will be below freezing and highs only managing the mid 40s. Cloudy skies will rule the day and they will produce showers at times as well.
Numerous tornadoes have already been sighted and/or indicated by radar from Texas through Missouri and that storm system will move into the southeastern US and the Carolinas Saturday and Saturday night.
One to three inches of snow may accumulate with the heaviest amounts in the highest elevations. Most populated areas should only see around an inch or so. It won’t last long as most of the wintry mix should be moving out by mid to late morning.
Temperatures will fall back only slightly on Christmas Day as bright sunshine will once again push temperatures back into the low 60s before even milder air rebounds again for the second half of the week.
All of this is clearing out just in the nick of time as Christmas Eve day arrives and so will the sunshine. The only people who might be disappointed by this weather pattern are those who like it cold for the holiday.
After Friday began with freezing rain in the foothills and relentless rain for everyone else across our region, little will change overnight as more waves of rain will move through the viewing area and temperatures won’t budge much.
A large storm system moving across the country will push rain across our region Tuesday and Tuesday night ending as snow in the mountains Wednesday morning. An inch or two of snow is likely in the high country before it ends quickly on Wednesday.
The rain moved out earlier on Wednesday, but then the wind moved in! Not for everybody, but a high wind warning is in effect for our mountain counties overnight and through midday Thursday for gusts as high as 65mph!
Thus, if you have travel plans and would prefer to avoid rain-soaked roads, you’ll either want to head out in the predawn hours before it arrives, or wait until midday after the rain moves east and fizzles.