Rain to sprinkle Charlotte tonight, rest of the week

A cloudy, dry morning aside, meteorologists still expect rain to fall in Charlotte later Tuesday as a front blowing into the region produces sprinkles of rainfall throughout the rest of the week.

The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of rain in the region between noon and 3 p.m. Temperatures are expected to climb near a high of 55 degrees before dipping down to 46 Tuesday night.

By 9 a.m., it was 53 degrees in Charlotte.

Charlotte will likely see less than 1/10 inch of rain, said Scott Krentz, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

There’s no major storm system moving through the area, he said, although a “wedge front” moving from the northeast will continue to bring cooler air and clouds to the region.

“It’s going to be cooler on Friday,” he said, with a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain.

Temperatures are expected to be at their highest Wednesday and Thursday with a peak of 62 both days.

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