Forecast: Warm, wet start to winter

Forecast: Warm, wet start to winter

Forecast: Warm, wet start to winter

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 21 at 7:05 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Winter got off to an unusually warm start  in the Queen City Saturday.

Unseasonably mild tempteratures will stick with us Saturday and into Sunday, but rain is in the forecast. 

Though the Winter Solstice began at 12:11 p.m. Saturday, but you wouldn't know it with a record-breaking high of 73.

Rain will start to move into the Charlotte area around 3:30 Sunday morning. 

If you plan on tailgating for the Panthers game on Sunday temperatures will be pleasant but bring your rain gear.

By 2 p.m. the rain will push east of Charlotte with some pockets of light rain moving through.  More heavy rain will push through in the evening.  The high on Sunday is 73 degrees.

“I think Sunday from the afternoon into the evening will be pretty much a washout,” the First Warn Storm Team's Larry Sprinkle said.

Estimated rainfall totals from Sunday into Monday:

  • Boone  1.49”
  • Hickory .50”
  • Statesville .92”
  • Charlotte 1.16”
  • Shelby 1.38”
  • Albemarle .92”
  • Rock Hill 1.38"
     

 Looking ahead to Christmas Day, it will be partly sunny and chilly with a high of 44 degrees.

Check out your full forecast here.

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