Coldest Christmas Eve Since 1989 in Carolinas

Bundle up out there. It’s going to be one frigid night by Carolina standards. This will be the coldest Christmas Eve in 33 years. Below is a map of the areas of the coldest temperatures of the season. Will they stick around? We will discuss after we talk about low temperatures tonight.

AREA A: Overnight lows should stay north of 15 degrees F. There may be some locations that dip perhaps a couple degrees lower.
AREA B: Things start to get colder in this area. Anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees F. Lower as you head west.
AREA C: Overnight lows will be in the single digits. Again, values are lower more west.
AREA D: The mountains will experience lows from 0 F to the negative single digits F.

Bring pets inside tonight and whenever it is cold. Make sure to either drip or lightly run a stream of water while making sure the drain is free of obstruction. Open cabinets under sinks. Preparations should already be in place for a deep freeze. It’s not a good idea to head out tonight.


Will the cold stick around? Fortunately, for those who don’t like the cold, a quick warmup is on the way. That is one benefit of living in the South.

The latest CPC Outlook has us warming up considerably from after Christmas and into Next Weekend which is New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Highs could reach the 60s here in the Carolinas, and it is looking likely!

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!