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You guessed it: More rain expected for Charlotte this week

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

More rain is expected for the Charlotte region on Monday and throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service.

The chance for showers and thunderstorms will increase Monday afternoon, reaching above 50 percent.

“The main threat is damaging winds and localized flash flooding,” meteorologist Danny Gant said. “Don’t expect that to be widespread but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a severe storm or two.”

Temperatures are expected to reach 87 Monday and will drop to 71 overnight.

The chances for rain will be “really slim” on Wednesday but will increase as the week progresses, Gant said.

“There’s not going to be any rest for the weary on that,” he said. “We’re going to continue seeing showers and thunderstorms. There’s really not much of a break.”

Gant said there’s a chance for severe storms on Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning.

But compared to other parts of the state, Gant said that Charlotte has actually been spared when it comes to rain.

So far this month, Charlotte Douglas International Airport has received nearly 6 inches of rain. In comparison, areas near Asheville and Brevard have received more than 15 inches, he said.

“Then again, since there is so much concrete in Charlotte, it’s a lot easier to have flooding conditions,” Gant said.

Arriero: 704-358-5945; On Twitter: @earriero
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