Tired of this unseasonably warm weather and looking for something a little more typical of December?
You get your wish.
How about those of you who like it warm at this time of year?
You get your wish, too. But youll have to wait a few days.
A cold front is expected to cross the Charlotte region later Wednesday, and it will set the stage for a much chillier Thursday. High temperatures might not even reach 50 degrees in Charlotte.
But the cold snap will be temporary, and meteorologists say warmer-than-average temperatures will return Saturday and last a few days.
Unfortunately, rainfall is spotty along the cold front. With the Charlotte region locked in a drought, and no significant rainfall having fallen since early September, precipitation is badly needed. But it appears as if many parts of the area will go without measurable rain as the front passes.
Temperatures, which are well into the 60s Wednesday, will fall overnight to near 40 degrees, then not climb much Thursday.
That is because the region will be locked in a cold air wedge. High pressure over New England is predicted to send cool, damp air off the Atlantic Ocean into the Piedmont. That will form clouds and prevent temperatures from rising much during the afternoon.
By Friday afternoon, the New England high is expected to move into the Atlantic. That will relax the flow off the Atlantic, and the cold air wedge will break down. Fridays highs are predicted to reach the mid and upper 50s.
Then very mild weather will return for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A lot of cloudiness is forecast across the region those three days, but there will be sunshine at times, and high temperatures are expected to reach the upper 60s. The average high at this time of year is in the low to mid 50s.
By next Tuesday and Wednesday, a cold front is predicted to be nearing the Carolinas, and that could signal a major change in the weather pattern. Computer models are hinting at much wetter conditions for the middle of December, with a change to cooler temperatures, too.