Its another rainfall near-miss for the dry Charlotte region, with separate rain systems passing north and south of the area.
With a rainfall deficit of more than 2 inches for the month, Tuesdays precipitation appears to be the only chance for the next seven to 10 days. But National Weather Service meteorologists say much of the region will get 1/10 of an inch or less of rain.
Light showers have fallen across the region Tuesday morning, and a few more showers are expected until a weak cold front crosses the area later this afternoon. Clearing skies are likely by late afternoon to the west of Charlotte, and the clearing is expected to sweep across Charlotte in the evening.
The clouds will limit todays high temperatures to the mid 50s, although some upper 50s are possible where the sun breaks through.
One area of concentrated showers is crossing southern Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Another area is pushing across Georgia and South Carolina.
Sunshine and high pressure will regain control of our weather Wednesday, and that pattern is expected to remain in effect through the early part of next week.
John Tomko, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Greer, S.C., said computer models earlier had hinted at a chance of rain Saturday or Sunday, but he says the latest indicators point to a dry weekend.
Tomko says high temperatures in the Piedmont could be approaching 70 degrees by Monday.
Highs are expected to be in the mid 50s Wednesday, climbing to the upper 50s Thursday and into the low 60s by Friday.
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