Showers and thunderstorms are likely again across the Charlotte region Wednesday, as forecasters predict Mecklenburg County’s 2-inch rainfall deficit will be erased by Friday.
Most areas of the county got rain Tuesday, and the National Weather Service predicts more rain mainly after noon Wednesday.
The official counter at the airport recorded .76 inches by Tuesday evening, according to Doug Outlaw, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Areas between Matthews and Pineville saw more than 2 inches.
By the end of the week, Outlaw said, forecasts call for another 2.25 inches to fall in Mecklenburg.
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The area is just shy of 2 inches below average rainfall.
Tuesday’s high temperature reached 82, several degrees lower than highs over the past week, and Wednesday’s high will be even lower at 76, according to forecasters.
Wednesday has a 70 percent chance of precipitation, with new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half inch possible.
Wednesday night’s chance of rain stand at 60 percent and Thursday’s at 50 percent, again with an expected high of only 76.
As rain moves from the area, highs are forecast to climb to 82 Friday, 84 Saturday and 83 Sunday. The chance of thunderstorms, however, will persist through the weekend.