Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Widespread rain arrives Sunday morning

Temps continue to climb above 70° through Saturday
Published: Dec. 18, 2021 at 6:04 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 18, 2021 at 7:17 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - After three straight days of highs in the low to mid 70s, we will finally turn a corner Sunday. The September/October like heat will take a back seat to an approaching cold front as we close out the weekend. The front will arrive early Sunday morning, and while it will make a fairly clean pass over the East with most of the rain coming in the morning, we will see light to spotty showers through the day. Rainfall totals will likely range around half an inch with slightly higher totals possible near the Crystal Coast.

Cooler weather will trail the rain, knocking our temps down from the 70s to the 50s. We’ll see a second round of rain by midweek, however the chances will depend on the track of a low pressure system that has yet to fully develop. If we do see rain, it will come late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Highs will tumble on the backside of that low, with highs falling to the upper 40s by Christmas Eve. Christmas weekend is looking dry with temps around our seasonal average.

Sunday

Morning to midday showers. Low to mid 60s at sunrise to upper 40s by mid afternoon. Wind: N15 G25. Overnight low: 34°. Rain chance: 70%.

Monday

Chilly with a high of 50°. Mostly sunny. Wind: NNE10

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