Showers, storms precede temperate Christmas Day

Posted December 22, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014

— Parts of the Triangle will see fog, drizzle, rain and even the chance for thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday before clearer, warmer weather moves in for Christmas and the weekend, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

Clouds and drizzle are possible throughout the day Tuesday as temperatures climb into the mid-and upper-40s.

"The weather won't be that great today, but we will improve by Christmas and later in the week," Moss said. "We won't be entirely dry during the morning hours Tuesday thanks to low clouds, drizzle and some fog."

Rain chances will increase throughout the afternoon and evening as an area of low pressure approaches.

The rain will linger on Christmas Eve as a cold front approaches, and some parts of the area could see thunderstorms as much warmer air filters into the region.

Highs Wednesday will climb into the upper 60s to near 70 degrees, about 20 degrees warmer than normal for late December.

"We're going to remain unsettled through the morning hours on Christmas Day," Moss said. "We should start to clear out by mid-morning, and our weather will be much calmer to close out the holiday week."

Highs will be in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and overnight lows will be above freezing.


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