Meteorologists say Charlotte could go this entire week without rain, possibly producing our longest dry stretch in more than a year.
High pressure will dominate the Carolinas this week, and while at least one cold front is forecast to cross the area and possibly bring a few showers to the mountains late Tuesday, no precipitation is in the forecast for Charlotte through Sunday.
Should the week stay dry, it would mark a stretch of 10 days without rain. The last time that happened in Charlotte was Sept. 26-Oct. 5 last year.
Seasonal conditions are expected Tuesday, with temperatures climbing into the low 70s. Then a cold front is predicted to cross the region, bringing the chance of showers to the mountains and delivering cooler weather to Charlotte.
The region’s highs Wednesday behind the front are only expected to hit the mid-60s, despite full sunshine, and a gusty northwest breeze could make it feel cooler.
A return to afternoon readings in the low 70s is expected by the weekend.
The workweek got off to a chilly start Monday, with temperatures falling into the upper 30s in parts of the Piedmont and foothills. The unofficial low temperature at Charlotte Douglas International Airport was 46 degrees, but a low of 38 degrees was recorded in Lincolnton, and it got down to 39 degrees in both Statesville and Taylorsville.