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Tuesday’s forecast: Much calmer than Monday

Tuesday is expected to be much calmer than Monday, when a storm system toppled trees and brought hail to parts of the Charlotte region.

Winds were calm Tuesday morning, and the rest of day should be sunny, with a high of 71 as dry high pressure builds, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds should remain at about 5 mph through Tuesday night.

Wednesday will be likewise sunny, with a high near 74, according to the latest NWS forecast, although winds are expected to pick up again. Winds of 12 to 17 mph are expected Wednesday morning, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

The high pressure will slide east of the area Wednesday, and another relative cold front will push in from the northwest Thursday, possibly returning showers to the area.

The low Thursday could dip to 46, with a high of only 68 expected, according to the NWS.

While Friday also is expected to remain sunny, with a high near 69, the chance of rain increases to 30 percent Friday night and 50 percent Saturday, as a stronger storm system moves in. Saturday’s high could hit only 66, according to the NWS.

Sunday and Monday should be mostly sunny, however, with expected highs of 68.

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