Unseasonably cold air will remain entrenched across eastern North Carolina for the foreseeable future. November temperatures averaged about 2 degrees below normal although it was dry. December appears to be headed for a cold start. A storm system developing across the Midwest Friday evening will move southeast into western North Carolina by Saturay afternoon bringing some snow. A few inches of snow are likely, especially across the higher elevations. The light snow will spread east Saturday night with a mixture rain and snow expected over much of our area. No significant accumulation is expected but a slushy inch can't be ruled out across inland and northern sections of the area by Sunday morning. Clear and cold weather will continue Sunday into early next week. Some folks want a White Christmas but it is way too early to forecast that day. It looks like it will be cold for a while whether or not the snowflakes fall.