Charlotte weather this week: Below average temps and cold rain

The work week will start out cold and wet, with temperatures remaining below average for most of the week, National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Kimball said.

Kimball said a front that will move through the area starting Sunday night will bring rain overnight and into Monday morning. That rain will dry up by the afternoon.

“It’s also going to be breezy,” said Kimball. He noted that he expects sustained winds to be around 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph on Monday. “It’s going to feel cold out there with the wind,” he said. “It’s going to be even stronger in the mountains. We actually have wind advisories for them.”

Kimball said Monday’s low will be around 47 in the morning, with a high of 54. Kimball said the average high for this time of year is 53, with an average low around 32.

He said temperatures will dip to a low of 22 on Tuesday morning and a high of 47.

Another cold front is expected to push through the area on Thursday, bringing colder temperatures back to the region. Kimball said there is also a slight chance of rain in the area.

“We could see some wintery weather on Thursday, but right now we’re expecting that whatever does fall will be cold rain,” he said.

By Friday, the high will be around 41, and the low will be around 23. Saturday’s high will be around 50 and its low will be around 25.

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