Temperatures are warming up just days before the holiday

Posted at 3:42 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 15:42:26-05

As expected it was another mild day with temperatures making it into the 70s.  And this 3 days before Christmas.  It was also wet as an area of low pressure kept the rain coming for much of the day.  That trend is going to continue.  We’re still tracking showers through southeast Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.  And we’ll continue to do that through Christmas.

Here’s why as a we take a look at your Vipircast.  This is one front moving through—but there are others right behind it.  Normally we’d see a cool down but instead warm air will continue to stream in from the southwest.  So we’re still looking at 70s tomorrow and probably record highs on Christmas Eve, the temperatures making a run at 80 degrees.

Another unusual thing for December—the potential for severe weather in the southeast.  Here’s how it’s looking for us as we go through time.  It doesn’t rain all the time, so clouds…but then rain and some of that will be heavy at times.  You can pick your spots but a good idea to have the umbrella and rain jacket with as you do last minute shopping.  Also will likely impact travel as everyone is getting where they want to be for the holiday.

Here’s a look at the warm air that will greet Santa.  70s through Friday, then another front by the time we get to Saturday, which will lessen rain chances, but still unseasonably mild with temperatures in the 60s.