Charlotte weather: Sunshine, high of 75 expected Wednesday

Things started off

a bit chilly

this Wednesday, but the mercury is expected to rise to a far more comfortable 75 by afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday should remain mostly sunny, although a 20 percent chance of rain is forecast after 1 p.m.

Winds will pick up to 13 to 18 mph in the morning, with gusts as high as 31 mph, according to the latest NWS forecast.

Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 50, while Thursday and Friday will see mostly sunshine, with highs of 67.

Showers are likely to return Saturday, with a chance of thunderstorms Sunday.

Saturday’s expected high of 64 will climb to 70 on Sunday, according to the NWS office in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.

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