Expect brief cooldown in Charlotte area Tuesday

With a cold front from the Midwest moving into the area Monday night, Charlotte residents can expect a steep drop in temperatures between Monday and Tuesday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Krentz said.

“We’re not going to see arctic or really cold temperatures but it is going to drop off,” he said.

Temperatures are expected to drop from a high of 70 on Monday to a high of 47 on Tuesday. Rain is also expected to start just before daybreak on Tuesday. The area could see as much as a quarter inch of rain accumulate, Krentz said.

Temperatures will begin to rise again on Wednesday with a high in the upper 50s. By Friday, the high should be around 60, he said. Krentz noted that the average temperature for this time of year is about 60.

“It’s going to be pretty nice this week, except for Tuesday,” Krentz said.