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Today’s sunny weather likely to end in storms

Spring weather in Charlotte Monday

With the temperature hovering near 80 on Monday, people enjoyed the day by visiting Freedom Park where you could walk past the blossoms, dip a toe in the Little Sugar Creek and picnic while Charles Salem practiced on his guitar.
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With the temperature hovering near 80 on Monday, people enjoyed the day by visiting Freedom Park where you could walk past the blossoms, dip a toe in the Little Sugar Creek and picnic while Charles Salem practiced on his guitar.

While there will likely be a few showers and even a heavier thunderstorm around the WBTV area late today, Tuesday may turn out to be the more active day. A cold front is forecast to steadily march across the Southeast today, exiting to our east and off the coast by late Tuesday.

It’s a rather marginal case for severe weather, but Tuesday could bring two rounds of disruptive weather. Starting during the pre-dawn hours, storms will march out of Tennessee toward the North Carolina mountains.

With these coming east over the mountains early in the morning – a time period not normally conducive to severe weather – it’s questionable as to how much of an impact they’ll be across the foothills and Piedmont. Either way, if the forecast verifies, some of us will be driving on wet roads during our morning commute.

The second potential batch of rain may come later in the day out ahead of the actual cold front. With some sunshine and afternoon readings in the upper 70s, there will likely be a much more conductive atmosphere in place, especially over the Piedmont and neighborhoods along and east of Interstate 85.

Again, both scenarios are questionable and on the fringe, but I think there is about a 50 percent chance some rain falls Tuesday – maybe early in the day, maybe later in the day.

After a dry and warm day Wednesday, Thursday looks to be rather cloudy and very cool, with highs only in the lower 60s – and there may be a little light rain around as well. The next best chance for rain will arrive on Friday with our next front, and so thunderstorms are in the forecast as well to close out the work week.

At this point, the weekend looks warm and dry with highs in the 70s.

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