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Showers Possible For New Year’s Eve Celebrations

A weak front brings the chance of showers for the New Year’s Eve celebrations across the western and central portions of North Carolina.

A warm front tomorrow morning will bring an initial band of showers before lifting northward through Virginia. Most of the afternoon and evening hours should be rain free east of I-77; however, areas in the mountains and foothills may see intermediate showers and drizzle through the day.

During the overnight hours, a dying line of showers and storms is expected to enter the mountains. The best chance of rain will be west of I-77. The image below is the future radar on the high resolution NAM computer model, and notice the showers across western and central NC at midnight.

NAM Future Radar at Midnight on New Year’s

Rainfall amounts are expected to be the greatest in the mountains and foothills, with lower amounts as you head east. Across the mountains and foothills, a half of an inch of rain is possible. A few areas may see over a half of an inch of rain where the heaviest downpours move. Piedmont locations near I-77 could see around a quarter of an inch of rain.

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