The frigid storm could drop snow levels to the 1,500-feet elevation level.
“The official forecast now calls for up to 4 inches of rain in Cherokee County through Christmas morning”. Friday and Saturday nights expected to be very cold with temperatures below freezing. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Clouds will increase, with the chance for a few rain showers, as overnight low temperatures only fall to around 54 degrees. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon.
Slight chance for rain returns Thursday evening into Thursday night.
Sunday: Rain likely with highs near 50. Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour. Southwest wind 9 to 13 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
The National Weather Service at Woodley Island in Eureka is forecasting an 80 percent chance of rain today, with a tenth to a quarter of an inch possible. South wind 10 to 15 miles per hour.
Christmas Day could also set a record with readings into the upper 60s. Calm wind becoming north around 6 miles per hour in the morning. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 3.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tomorrow partly cloudy and warm.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers.
Friday – Mostly sunny with a high near 64.
MONDAY NIGHT: Rain chances continue, with an overnight low temperature of 44 degrees.
The NWS say Friday night will be partly cloudy and just above freezing, bringing in a sunny Saturday with temperatures in the mid 40s.