Higher temps this holiday with a cloudy Christmas Eve and wet Christmas Day

The Carillon Historical Park has transformed into a holiday wonderland. Thousands of light adorn the historic buildings. There are model train displays, gift shops and a bakery. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

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The Carillon Historical Park has transformed into a holiday wonderland. Thousands of light adorn the historic buildings. There are model train displays, gift shops and a bakery. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

The warming trend continues today, which will be cloudy with a high temperature around 56 degrees.

While most areas will stay dry for Christmas Eve, an isolate sprinkle can’t be ruled out, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Most chances for rain will hold off until late this evening and the overnight hours.

Clouds remain tonight, which will have an overnight low around 53 degrees.

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Rain is expected to arrive after 3 a.m. Christmas Day, which is expected to have showers throughout the day, mainly before 4 p.m. followed by a chance of showers before 8 p.m. It will be warm with a high around the mid-60s, which is more than 20 degrees above normal. Saturday night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 36 degrees.

Skies will be mostly sunny on Sunday but not as warm with a high near 48 degrees. Rain is in the forecast Sunday night, which will have an overnight low around 41 degrees.

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There is a chance of rain Monday, which will be mostly cloudy and warmer with a high near 61 degrees and an overnight low around 43 degrees.

Rain continues Tuesday, which will be mostly cloudy with a high near 54 degrees.

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