Meteorologists say Charlotte could go this entire week without rain, possibly producing our longest dry stretch in more than a year.
High pressure will dominate the Carolinas this week, and while at least one cold front is forecast to cross the area and possibly bring a few showers to the mountains late Tuesday, no precipitation is in the forecast for Charlotte through Sunday.
Should the week stay dry, it would mark a stretch of 10 days without rain. The last time that happened in Charlotte was Sept. 26-Oct. 5 last year.
Seasonal conditions are expected Tuesday, with temperatures climbing into the low 70s. Then a cold front is predicted to cross the region, bringing the chance of showers to the mountains and delivering cooler weather to Charlotte.
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The region’s highs Wednesday behind the front are only expected to hit the mid-60s, despite full sunshine, and a gusty northwest breeze could make it feel cooler.
A return to afternoon readings in the low 70s is expected by the weekend.
The workweek got off to a chilly start Monday, with temperatures falling into the upper 30s in parts of the Piedmont and foothills. The unofficial low temperature at Charlotte Douglas International Airport was 46 degrees, but a low of 38 degrees was recorded in Lincolnton, and it got down to 39 degrees in both Statesville and Taylorsville.