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Light rain in Charlotte area

Much of the Charlotte area is seeing another morning of rain or drizzle, some patchy fog and relatively cool temperatures Thursday.

The cool and damp conditions will continue throughout the day as a wedge of cold air remains dammed up against the Appalachians, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday’s temperature stood at 48 at 5 a.m. and is expected to reach a high of only 55, according to the Weather Service’s Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., office.

Temperatures should return to near normal Friday and Saturday following the erosion of the wedge. Highs could reach 73 Friday and 79 Saturday.

Friday has only a slight chance of rain, and Saturday should be sunny, according to the Weather Service.

But a warm front that’s expected to move into the region from the Southwest Saturday night will bring a 90 percent chance of showers Sunday, forecasters said. Rain could be heavy at times, and the Weather Service is warning that localized flash flooding is possible.

Thunderstorms are likely on Monday, when the high could hit 77, according to the NWS.

Tuesday and Wednesday should see the return of sun.

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