After a September-like start to December, we'll fall back to reality Tuesday as cold air returns. A moisture-deprived cold front brings the return of cool air to the Carolinas tonight. This cold air mass will remain in place for the remainder of the workweek. After a day in the 60s and 70s Monday, highs will fall into the 50s and eventually 40s tomorrow and Wednesday.
The good news is during this time our weather will be dry and fair. High pressure will move in from the west and dominate the region through Friday. By Saturday a new storm system will build in from the southwest. This system has already grabbed the attention of many because of the potential of a wintry mix Sunday morning.
First off, remember the forecast for this weekend is several days out. Meaning, the forecast can and will change. As of right now, many will receive regular rainfall through the entire weekend. The best locations to receive any wintry mix will be counties along the North Carolina-Virginia state line and the mountains.
Over the coming days as new data comes in, we'll tweak and adjust the forecast as needed. Until then, there's no need to panic. Just remain connected for future updates and once confidence grows in the forecast as we near the weekend, then take action.