It looks like the next couple of weeks will be quite chilly across eastern North Carolina. The brutal cold of last week has eased a bit but temperatures will remain chilly as we head into the holidays. So far in December we've seen temperatures average as much as 10 to 11 degrees below normal. Many folks have seen snow a couple of times in a month where snow is quite rare most years. The overall weather pattern would suggest another threat or two is not out of the question over the next couple of weeks. Some of us would like to see a White Christmas but chances are quite slim. In fact, the only widespread White Christmas across eastern North Carolina in the last 100 years occurred in 1989 when a major storm hit just two days before the 25th. We can still keep dreaming even if it doesn't happen again this year.