Temperatures dropped in the Charlotte region Thursday, as rain and strong wind gusts moved across most areas before quickly heading east.
Thursday night could see a low of 26 as the rain possibly mixes with snow, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast. Little or no snow accumulation is expected, however.
Thursday saw a nearly 20-degree swing in temperatures. Temperatures plummeted from 63 degrees at 5 a.m. to a low for the day of 46 degrees at 2 p.m., but not before reaching a high of 68 at 12:22 p.m., National Weather Service meteorologist Neil Dixon said.
The highest wind gust – 46 mph – was recorded at 12:55 p.m., Dixon said.
The wind chill made the temperature feel as if it was 39 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The good news is the storm system that brought rain and high winds on Thursday will move out by Friday, which should be mostly sunny, although the temperature isn’t expected to get above 42.
No rain is in the forecast Friday through Wednesday.
Expected highs, meanwhile, will rise to 55 Saturday, 58 Sunday and near 60 Monday. Highs will remain in the high 50s Monday and Tuesday.