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Sunshine, believe it or not, headed for Charlotte

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After eight straight days of rainfall, the Charlotte region is about to get some sunshine.

Forecasters say high pressure will build into the Carolinas and provide the area with about three days of rain-free weather.

“Yes, it’s been kind of gloomy,” James Oh, of the National Weather Service’s office in Greer, S.C., said Tuesday. “But high pressure will dominate, and we should have sunny skies for a few days.”

The last of the rain pushed across the Charlotte area during the morning commute. Motorists apparently had a tough time dealing with wet streets, as police responded to dozens of wrecks.

The showers were even accompanied by some lightning as they crossed areas west of Charlotte, such as Hickory and Shelby. But atmospheric conditions settled down as the precipitation moved eastward, and it was simply rain in the immediate Charlotte area.

The rainfall began last Tuesday. It hasn’t been heavy, with a total of less than an inch falling over the eight-day period in Charlotte. But it was persistent.

Temperatures over the next several days are expected to remain cool, with high temperatures within a few degrees of 50.

The next chance of rain is forecast to arrive Friday night and Saturday. Low pressure could bring a soaking rain to the Charlotte region, but forecasters say it is too early to tell how much precipitation will fall. Temperatures are expected to be well above the freezing mark.

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