So the bad news is your umbrella is going to get a lot of use this week.
The good news is that with rain expected every day, forecasters predict Mecklenburg County’s 2-inch rainfall deficit will be erased by Friday.
Most areas of the county got rain Tuesday.
The official counter at the airport recorded .76 inches by Tuesday evening, according to Doug Outlaw, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Areas between Matthews and Pineville saw more than 2 inches.
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By the end of the week, Outlaw said, forecasts call for another 2.25 inches to fall in Mecklenburg.
The area is just shy of 2 inches below average rainfall.
Tuesday’s high temperature reached 82, several degrees lower than highs over the past week.
Similar highs are forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. Thunderstorms are called for again Wednesday, and there will be showers Thursday. Friday will be cloudy.
It will become warmer moving into the weekend, however, with Saturday’s high forecast at 84.