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Tuesday’s weather: Rain and thunderstorms, possible hail

A rain system from the Gulf of Mexico will remain over the Charlotte region and mountains all day and night Tuesday and could produce thunderstorms, localized flash flooding and even hail, the National Weather Service warned.

Widespread showers are expected to continue throughout the day and could be heavy at times, according to the NWS office in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop in the afternoon, with lightning and heavy rainfall. Some of the storms could produce damaging wind gusts and quarter-size hail, the Weather Service reported early Tuesday.

Areas with heavy rain during the day and evening Tuesday are more likely to see flooding later this week as the wet weather pattern persists, the latest NWS forecast shows. A flash flood watch remains in effect for mountain counties through Tuesday evening.

The chance of precipitation for the Charlotte area stands at 70 percent Tuesday, 50 percent Wednesday, 80 percent Thursday and 40 percent Friday and Saturday.

Temperatures will bounce around this week, with the forecast calling for highs of 77 Tuesday, 60 Wednesday, 57 Thursday, 72 Friday and 79 Saturday.

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