No snow for Santa; Triangle to see record highs over holiday

— Hoping for a white Christmas?

Head west, because the Triangle is going to be warm, windy and possibly wet as the man in red makes his way toward North Carolina.

Rain chances will diminish on Thursday as a cold front pushes through the region, but cold temperatures won’t filter in behind it.

In fact, the Triangle will likely see record high temperatures on Christmas Eve, with daytime highs forecast to be in the mid- and upper-70s, a full 20 to 25 degrees above normal.

The record mark in Raleigh for Dec. 24 is 75 degrees, and it was set way back in 1931. Christmas Eve night, as Santa flies through the region, he’ll do so with temperatures in the upper 60s.

The story will be similar on Christmas Day, although clouds could be a bit thinner.

Friday’s high temperatures will once again be in the upper 70s, warm enough to threaten the record high for Christmas Day, a 75-degree mark set in 1955.

It’ll be the second straight warm Christmas for the Triangle, as high temperatures in 2014 were also well above normal.

High temperatures will remain in the mid-70s throughout the holiday weekend before backing down into the 60s early next week.

,Hoping for a white Christmas? Head west, because the Triangle is going to be warm, windy and possibly wet as the man in red makes his way toward North Carolina.

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