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Rain forecast to arrive in Charlotte by Friday night

WBTV First Alert weather forecast for 10.09.15

WBTV meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases with The Charlotte Observer weather forecast for Oct, 9 2015.
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WBTV meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases with The Charlotte Observer weather forecast for Oct, 9 2015.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop across the Charlotte region Friday afternoon and continue into the evening, according to the National Weather Service office in Greer, S.C.

Lightning, gusty winds and brief heavy rain are possible.

The chance of storms is slight early in the afternoon but climbs to 70 percent by Friday night, according to the weather service’s 6 a.m. forecast.

Otherwise, Charlotte can expect mostly sunny skies with a high of 80, six degrees above normal.

Get the jackets and umbrellas out on Saturday, however, as the high is expected to plummet to 67 with an 80 percent chance of showers.

The chance of rain falls to 30 percent Saturday night, good news for fans attending the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Sunday’s high is expected to stay a degree or two below 70, but under mostly sunny skies.

All sunshine is expected for Columbus Day, when the high is forecast to rebound to 74.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny, with the high edging up a degree from Monday.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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