Another wet afternoon is in store for at least parts of the Charlotte region but drier conditions are expected for the weekend, meteorologists say.
The combination of a weak cold front in the area and a small low pressure system expected to sweep across the Foothills and Piedmont later in the day will bring a likelihood of showers and thunderstorms.
A cluster of light showers developed Thursday morning in the Piedmont, and the combination of overcast skies and the light rain kept temperatures well below the levels of recent days. National Weather Service meteorologists say they expect afternoon highs to only reach the lower and middle 80s in Charlotte.
By mid to late afternoon, forecasters expect showers and thunderstorms to become more numerous as the weak low pressure system slides by.
The chances of severe weather are lower than in recent days, but the biggest threat from Thursday’s storms will be heavy rain. The thunderstorms are expected to move slowly, and that could allow for minor flooding issues.
The cold front is predicted to dissipate Friday, which will allow for more sunshine and a lower chance of afternoon and evening storms. Highs are predicted to climb back into the mid and upper 80s.
Only a few storms are in the forecast for Saturday, and dry conditions are predicted for Sunday. Highs are expected to be near 90 degrees both days.
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