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Rain, thunderstorms in the works for Charlotte area the rest of the week

After over 30 days of no rain fall in the Charlotte region, mild showers came and left with little change to the drought like conditions. People in uptown Charlotte experienced some rain as the close of the work day draws near, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015
After over 30 days of no rain fall in the Charlotte region, mild showers came and left with little change to the drought like conditions. People in uptown Charlotte experienced some rain as the close of the work day draws near, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

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.

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.

McFadden: 704-358-6045; Twitter: @JmcfaddenObsBiz

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