80 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2014-12-19 06:47:00
Updated: 2014-12-19 06:50:11
Posted December 19, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — An area of low pressure moving through the Deep South will push eastward on Saturday, although the bulk of central and eastern North Carolina will avoid heavy rain as daytime temperatures dip into the upper 40s.
"We've been watching this system, and it's not looking anything like it did earlier in the week," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "It's now taking a southward track and weakening."
Clouds will increase overnight and early Saturday as the system slides eastward, and scattered patchy showers are possible during the afternoon hours, especially to the south of the Triangle.
The system will move out as quickly as it moves in, and sunshine will return on Sunday to push daytime highs back into the 50s.
Early next week, however, a couple of systems will create cloudy and wet conditions.
"We could see showers early in the day on Christmas Eve, but Christmas Day is looking bright and cool with temperatures near 50 degrees," Gardner said.