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Here’s when you can expect cooler temperatures in the Charlotte area

Starting Thursday, the Charlotte area will enjoy cooler-than-normal temperatures.
Starting Thursday, the Charlotte area will enjoy cooler-than-normal temperatures. KRT

A break from warm weather is on the way for the Charlotte area.

Starting Thursday, the region will enjoy cooler-than-normal temperatures, and forecasters expect the conditions to linger.

“We’ll generally be 5 to 7 degrees below normal by early next week,” said Jake Wimberley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Charlotte residents should notice Thursday is noticeably cooler, with highs in the low to mid 80s, Wimberley said. The weather will continue into the weekend and temperatures will continue to trend down until Tuesday, when Charlotte will have highs in the mid to upper 70s, Wimberley said.

Typically, Charlotte has temperatures in the mid to high 80s for this time of year.

The temperature drop is caused by an area of high pressure that moved into the region Wednesday night following a cold front, according to the weather service.

The high pressure will stay north of Charlotte and intensify over the next few days, bringing a cool air mass and some cloud coverage to the region, Wimberley said.

“The combination of the cool air mass, plus the clouds will tend to keep us fairly cool over the next several days,” Wimberley said.

LaVendrick Smith; 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS

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