Rain, cooler temps move through region

Rain, cooler temps move through region

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 6:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 4 at 2:20 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The rain has moved into the Charlotte region and will be here for Thursday and part of Friday.

A low pressure system has brought rain, cooler temperatures and some sleet. Today is expected to be cloudy and very chilly with periods of rain and temperatures in the low to mid-40s.

"Rain is all over our radar," forecaster Larry Sprinkle said. "The Charlotte area will see the rain move in this morning and hang around for much of today."

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Close to an inch of rain will fall in the Charlotte region from this system, according to the First Warn Storm Team.  A winter weather advisory has been issued for the mountain region until 6 p.m.

There were numerous reports of sleet mixed with the rain due to the cooler temperatures accompanying this system this morning.

"Down south is where the rain is coming from and it's tracking right toward the Carolinas," Sprinkle said. "Temperatures will steadily fall throughout today. We should expect a rainy, chilly day for Thursday."

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Some of the heavy rain is expected to move in later this afternoon between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Due to the rain, the Alive After Five event in uptown has been postponed until next Thursday, according to event organizers.

The showers will scatter off later Thursday evening, but there will be periods of rain early Friday morning.

"The overnight temperatures will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. There will be a few showers tomorrow morning," Sprinkle said.

However, the rain won't ruin the weekend. The sun is expected to comeback Saturday and Sunday with temperatures in the 60s for both days.

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