The Charlotte area is in store for a glorious weekend, with lots of sunshine and highs expected to reach the mid-70s by Sunday.
Rain is nowhere in the forecast, continuing October’s dry trend. The Charlotte area has seen only 0.86 inches of rain this month, compared with the more normal 2.51 inches by this date.
Still, a lot more precipitation has fallen this year than normal: a total of 38.61 inches in 2014 compared with the average 34.35 inches in recent years.
The next time we’ll see even partly cloudy skies is Tuesday night, according to the latest National Weather Service forecasts.
Saturday’s high will climb to near 72 degrees and Sunday’s to near 75, according to the NWS office in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.
Even more good news: Highs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will hover around the mid-70s and stick to around 72 degrees on Thursday.
Air quality is smack in the middle of the good range. Grass allergies are nonexistent, and tree, mold and weed allergies are in the low range, according to the Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center P.A.