Uptown and other parts of the Charlotte area finally saw some rain Wednesday morning, as showers moved up from South Carolina.
A steady rain was falling uptown at 7 a.m., and a 50-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms remains the rest of the day.
It was raining so hard in Fort Mill, S.C., that commuters on Interstate 77 had to slow down.
Thursday and Friday can expect a 40-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, although Saturday is when we’ll likely see more rain, as the chance climbs to 60 percent, according to the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.
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Highs are forecast to remain in the high 80s the next three days before dropping to 82 Saturday and 78 Sunday, when sunny skies are forecast to return. The normal high for this week of the year is 84.
Only 22.42 inches of rain have fallen in the Charlotte area this year, compared with 29.49 inches normally, according to the weather service.
Staff Writer Mark Price contributed.