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Prepare for a wet week, Charlotte

Robert Stowe of Belmont fishes from his kayak for bass and crappie on the Catawba River in Belmont on Sunday, April 12, 2015. “I love this beautiful weather; it’s peaceful fishing from my kayak,” Stowe said, while enjoying the warm sunny weather on the river.
Robert Stowe of Belmont fishes from his kayak for bass and crappie on the Catawba River in Belmont on Sunday, April 12, 2015. “I love this beautiful weather; it’s peaceful fishing from my kayak,” Stowe said, while enjoying the warm sunny weather on the river. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

April showers are expected to visit the Charlotte region in earnest this week.

The National Weather Service said rain is likely on Monday and Tuesday and that there’s a good chance of showers each of the following four days as well.

“As the rain adds up, we could have concerns with rising rivers and flooding, particularly in the mountains,” said Andrew Kimball, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Greer, S.C., office.

But Kimball noted that Charlotte has received less than the normal amount of rainfall recently. “So it’s welcome to see some rain,” he said. “But hopefully it doesn’t become excessive.”

A cold front that will move across the region starting on Sunday night is expected to bring the moisture, Kimball said.

Charlotte-area residents should expect moderate temperatures in the coming week. The week’s expected high – 73 degrees – is forecast for Tuesday. The low – 49 degrees – is expected to arrive on Wednesday night. Ames Alexander

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