Clouds are expected to linger through Tuesday night

Clouds are likely to linger in the region Monday and Tuesday, accompanied by cooler daytime temperatures in the Charlotte area.

Sunshine should return by Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday’s high will be around 88 degrees. There is a 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. The low will be around 72 Monday night, and the chance for showers or thunderstorms will increase to 40 percent.

There is a 50 percent chance for precipitation on Tuesday, when the high will be around 87 and the low about 70.

When the clouds clear on Wednesday, the high is expected to reach 88 and the low will fall to around 65.

Thursday will be slightly cooler, with a high of 85. The low is expected to be around 66.

Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms