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Another week of up and down weather predicted for Charlotte

Under cloudy skies, patrons of the 5th annual Kings Drive Art Walk visited artists’ booths and listened to music along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway this weekend.
Under cloudy skies, patrons of the 5th annual Kings Drive Art Walk visited artists’ booths and listened to music along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway this weekend. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Sunshine and springlike weather will return Monday, too late for the Kings Drive Art Walk, whose patrons ignored the weekend’s gloom and chill to stroll, shop for artwork and listen to music along Sugar Creek Greenway.

Monday’s high temperature will be more typical for April, in the low 70s. But by midweek, another weather system will bring back clouds, rain and chillier temperatures, according to Danny Gant, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg.

Charlotte will have a “pretty good chance of rain Wednesday, with highs roughly 10 degrees below normal,” Gant said. “During the day on Thursday, temperatures will warm up back up to just below normal.”

Then, next weekend will return to springlike temperatures, with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. “The forecast is dry all the way from Friday through Monday, with temperatures warming back up to above normal,” Gant said.

Despite appearances, April hasn’t been colder than usual. As far as the coldest average temperature for the first 25 days of the month, this year ranks 70th, and the records date to 1878, Gant said.

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