White Christmas possible for some parts of WNC
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —
We've had a wet, windy and very warm Saturday, with highs reaching the lower 60's.
The heaviest rain will fall in our western mountain counties, with some locations picking up between .5" to 1 inch of rain. We can't rule out a few thunderstorms, mainly in our western counties.
Gusty southerly winds could bring down some trees and power lines.
Most of the rain should be east of the region by dinnertime, with winds beginning to subside then as well.
Colder air arrives on Christmas Eve (Sunday), with highs struggling to reach the 50-degree mark. Winds increase during the afternoon and evening.
Some light snow is expected to develop along the Tennessee state line. Some of the highest elevations near Tennessee could see about an inch of snow by Christmas morning.
Snow flurries are possible overnight Sunday and early Monday in the lower elevations. Lows fall into the mid-20's.
Christmas Day will be cold, windy and dry, with highs near 40. Lows on Christmas night dip into the lower 20's.
Our next system could be a significant winter event, with a rain/snow mix possible on Thursday and Friday.
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