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Don’t put away winter gear: Temps dropping to 35 soon

Wyatt, 2, and dad Colin Hickey spread mulch in their front yard in NoDa on Sunday, March 22, 2015. “It’s been a long winter; it’s nice to have the weather break,” Colin Hickey said.
Wyatt, 2, and dad Colin Hickey spread mulch in their front yard in NoDa on Sunday, March 22, 2015. “It’s been a long winter; it’s nice to have the weather break,” Colin Hickey said. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte residents who enjoyed temperatures in the 70s over the weekend may be disappointed to learn that it’s going to be much cooler on Monday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Doug Outlaw.

Temperatures will reach a high of only 54 on Monday, with a low of 50 in the morning. And after a warming trend for a few days, they will turn cold again next weekend.

Temperatures will start to rise on Tuesday, climbing to a high of 62. By Wednesday, the high will reach 64, Outlaw said. Thursday is expected to be the warmest day of the week, with a high of 75 and a low of 55, Outlaw said.

“It will be a lot like Saturday,” he said.

Outlaw also said a cold front coming through the area later in the week will mean that Friday’s high only reaches 60.

The coldest temperatures of the week are expected for Saturday night and Sunday morning, when they will dip to 35 degrees, he said. “And there’s some potential that it might get even colder than 35,” Outlaw said.

Meanwhile, scattered showers are expected for most of the week, although Tuesday is expected to be dry, Outlaw said.

“The weekend should be dry but cool,” he added.

For this time of year, the normal high is in the mid-60s, while the normal low is in the lower 40s, Outlaw said, citing a 30-year average from 1981 to 2010.

Many residents seemed to enjoy the warmer weather over the weekend, with many venturing out to ride their motorcycles, walk around outdoor shopping complexes or bicycle on the greenway.

As they sat outside a frozen yogurt shop in uptown Sunday, Julie Nicholson of Indianapolis said her family was enjoying Charlotte’s weather during their vacation.

“It’s beautiful,” she said. “Our winters get a lot worse.”

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