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This week’s weather: Midweek cooldown in forecast

A cherry tree has blossomed on Sunday near uptown, one of the first signs that spring is arriving soon.
A cherry tree has blossomed on Sunday near uptown, one of the first signs that spring is arriving soon. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte residents who enjoyed Sunday’s warm weather can expect another day or two of higher temperatures before they dip again on Wednesday, National Weather Service meteorologist Doug Outlaw said.

“It’s going to be nice and very mild for this time of year,” Outlaw said.

The high temperature on Monday and Tuesday is expected to be 78. Lows will hover in the 40s for the entire week, Outlaw said.

Then, with a front moving through the area overnight Tuesday, the high temperature is expected to drop to 60 degrees on Wednesday, he said.

It will be even cooler on Thursday, when the high temperature will only reach 50 degrees, Outlaw said.

“It’s going to be very chilly,” he said.

The highest chance for rain – 60 percent – is also expected for Thursday, he said.

By Friday, the temperatures will climb back to 60, said Outlaw, who added that the vernal equinox will be 9:45 p.m. Friday, officially marking the arrival of spring.

There also will be a 30 percent chance of rain Friday.

Dry weather will return next weekend, with high temperatures for Saturday and Sunday expected to be in the lower 60s.

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