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Charlotte weather report: A more gradual drop in temps than weeks past

Charlotte-area residents can expect temperatures to drop more than 10 degrees between Monday and Saturday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Taylor.

But the temperature variation won’t be as dramatic as in recent weeks, he said.

“We’ve had some pretty big swings for December and the latter part of November,” he said. “During that time, we’ve had some steep drops that brought well below normal temperatures. That was more than what we’re seeing right now.”

The high for Monday will be around 60, with a low overnight around 30. By Wednesday, that high will drop to the mid-50s. And by Saturday, the highs will be in the upper 40s.

“We’re going to have a cool-down over the next few days,” he said.

The typical high for this time of year is about 53, while the low is about 32, Taylor said.

Rain and wind are not expected to play much of a role in the weather this week, although residents can expect up to a tenth of an inch of rain on Tuesday. The next chance for rainfall won’t be until the weekend, Taylor said.

Tuesday will also be marked by sustained winds around 10 to 12 mph, the strongest winds for the week.

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