You wanted rain? You’ve got it.
At least 1 to 2 inches of rain will fall on the Charlotte metro area this week, forecasters say – the result of a cold front migrating south from the northeast.
Forecasters predict the region will see patches of fog Thursday morning, followed by a 40 percent of scattered showers throughout the afternoon – accompanied by clouds and small wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of near 76 degrees before dropping down to a 65-degree low later in the evening.
The prognosis for the rest of the week is much the same as meteorologists estimate a 20 percent chance of showers Friday and a 30 percent chance of rainfall and thunderstorms Saturday.
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Moderate rays of sunshine are expected to return on Sunday, when the high will hit 83. Then, forecasters say, the clouds will make their comeback, bringing with them a 30 percent likelihood that a thunderstorm will douse the area.
Despite the frequent wet pattern, the area is unlikely to see heavy rain this week, said Jake Wimberely, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
The band of thunderstorms and showers will likely continue into next week, with forecasters estimating a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain Monday through Wednesday.
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