The next two days should be pleasant in the Charlotte area, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures at least 15 degrees above normal.
Heavy rain, however, is expected to roll into the region beginning Wednesday night and continuing Thursday. The chance of rain is as high as 70 percent Wednesday night and 90 percent Thursday.
A dry high pressure system should settle into the region Tuesday and stick around through Wednesday, leaving us with unseasonably mild temperatures for December.
Tuesday should be all sunshine, with a high of at least 70. The normal high for Dec. 15 in Charlotte is 53.
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Wednesday can expect some patchy fog, followed by mostly sunny skies and a high about 67.
Rain is forecast to return from the south Wednesday night, ahead of a strong cold front from the west, according to the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C.
The front is expected to usher in much colder temperatures Friday through the weekend, with highs dropping from 65 Thursday to 54 Friday and then a below-normal 48 Saturday.
Overnight lows are expected to drop from the mid-40s the next several days to 29 Friday and Saturday nights.
Sunshine should return Friday and remain at least through the weekend
Temperatures should rebound to seasonable highs of 53 Sunday and 56 Monday.