A Big Warm-Up Across Eastern Carolina As Winter Begins

The official start of winter begins this weekend but it will feel more like spring.

Big changes are underway in the weather pattern as we enjoy the last week of fall.  Seasonable temperatures for the next few days will become unseasonably warm by the weekend as the jet stream retreats northward into the Great Lakes.  Winter begins Saturday night but it will hardly feel like it.   Afternoon temperatures will hit the lower 70s Saturday and could hit middle 70s by Sunday.  Dry conditions will persist through Saturday.  A cold front will approach the region by Sunday night and could bring some showers.  More seasonable weather conditions should return during Christmas Week.  

There appears to be little to no chance of a White Christmas for eastern Carolina.  Most of the cold air and storminess will move from the Midwest into New England where many locations will probably see snow.  The last week of 2013 will feature a slow transition into more typical weather for the time of year.  I think January will feature the possibility of a wintry event as chilly air and storminess will have a better chance of moving into the Southeast.

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