It is so nice to see rain on the radar this morning! To the left is the latest drought monitor for North Carolina. 78 of our counties are in exceptional drought (the highest level) which means we are mighty thirsty for rain.
While the rain may be heavy at times, you are well aware that this will not end the drought. We may receive about an inch or 2 with some areas perhaps getting more than that by the time this event ends tonight. Whatever you have been doing to conserve water, please keep doing so.
As we come to the end of the year, it will be pleasant Monday with sunshine and temperatures in the mid 50s.
Tuesday another front comes across the area, and while it is not set to bring any rain, it *will* mark the leading edge of some cold Arctic air. Our highs Wednesday -Friday will be in the chilly 40s and overnight lows will feel quite like January: teens to mid 20s. As far as planning for the coldest morning, that appears to be Thursday with morning lows near 20.