The Charlotte region will have a different look with its weather this weekend – a Saturday and Sunday without rain or low clouds.
Meteorologists see nothing but mostly sunny skies for the Carolinas over the next four days, stretching through the weekend.
That will be the first all-nice weekend for the region in five weeks, since March 8-9.
Next week could be a different story.
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Forecasters are expecting high pressure to dominate Charlotte’s weather. There won’t be a repeat any time soon of Thursday morning’s chilly 36-degree low in Charlotte.
Instead, you’ll experience afternoon highs in the upper 70s and morning lows in the upper 40s and low 50s.
Nice weekends have been a scarcity recently. No rain fell last weekend, but Sunday had low clouds and chilly temperatures. On the weekend of March 29-30, it rained on Saturday. The previous two weekends had Sunday rain.
The next rain for Charlotte will be Monday and Tuesday, when a cold front arrives. Forecasters say that front will usher in cooler weather, and there are signs that a cold air wedge – with low clouds and temperatures only in the low and mid-60s – could develop from Wednesday through the day before Easter.
The advance forecast for Easter Sunday calls for the wedge to evaporate, with sunshine and highs near 80 degrees. But meteorologists caution that forecasts 10 days out are not terribly reliable.