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Weekend storms could bring heavy rain to Charlotte area

A wet weekend could be in store for parts of the Charlotte region, but people planning outdoor activities will get at least some dry time, forecasters say.

The combination of a stalled cold front over South Carolina and a weak low pressure system crossing the Palmetto State will bring frequent showers and thunderstorms to the Carolinas on Saturday and continuing through Sunday evening, meteorologists said.

Copious amounts of tropical moisture will be carried into the Charlotte area over the weekend, so any thunderstorm could produce heavy rain.

“Some storms may become stationary or redevelop across the same location, producing localized flooding,” said Scott Krentz of the National Weather Service office in Greer, S.C.

Clouds will limit daytime high temperatures to the 80s over the weekend, forecasters said. The most likely time for the heavy rain will be Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings, Krentz said.

Not all of the daylight hours will be rainy, forecasters said. And any flash flooding would be localized – affecting areas where thunderstorms move slowly or reform repeatedly.

The unsettled weather pattern also will affect the mountains and beaches.

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