Cool, rainy weekend expected in Charlotte area

An incoming cold front will bring clouds, rain and cooler temperatures to the Charlotte region that will likely stick around through Monday, forecasters say.

The chance for showers and thunderstorms will build throughout the day Friday, with a 70 percent chance of rain after 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday will also see a 70 percent chance for showers, with a 30-40 percent chance by Sunday, officials said.

While Friday’s expected high of 84 degrees is about normal for this time of year, “it will get considerably cooler by Sunday,” said Justin Lane, NWS meteorologist.

Saturday’s predicted high is 79 degrees. The cooler air moving in behind the front means a high of about 70 on Sunday, Lane said.

Though forecasters say they don’t expect any severe weather along with the weekend storms, there could be localized heavy rain concerns and isolated flash flooding Friday night through Saturday evening.

But Lane said things will warm up again “pretty quickly by Monday,” with temperatures for the rest of the week expected to be in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

“That’s pretty close to normal for this time of year.”

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