Wednesday, December 20, 2006

From Dry Weather to Wet Weather

Up to this point in the month, December has been relatively dry for our part of North Carolina. Rainfall amounts so far this month are only 0.55" for Raleigh-Durham, 0.07" for Greensboro, and 0.19" for Fayetteville.

Just like our string of warm December days has come to an end, our string of dry days is about to come to an end.

A large storm system is affecting much of the United States today. In addition to lots of rain, the storm is producing a lot of snow for some spots. Blizzard warnings are in effect for portions of Colorado.

Here's the view today from the Rocky Mountain National Park --

and the highways around Colorado Springs --

That storm system is slowly moving to the east, but we won't see any winter weather scenes like that around here. We likely will see our fair share of rain though. Early estimates suggest 1.0" to 1.5" of rain is possible from Friday through Saturday in central and eastern North Carolina.

In our extended forecast, we should get a break from the rain during the day Christmas Eve, but the rain looks to return for Christmas Day.

No white Christmas for us.... just a wet one.

We'll keep you updated with the latest forecast as prepare for the holidays, so stay tuned to Weather on the Ones on News 14 Carolina for updates!

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