Below are five things to know to stay up-to-date on the Democratic National Convention in uptown Charlotte for Tuesday, September 4:
1. CONVENTION COMMENCES
Los Angeles mayor and convention chair Antonio Villaraigosa gavels the convention to order at 5 p.m. Delegates from all 50 states will announce delegate votes beginning at that time.
2. FIRST LADY TAKES THE STAGE
Michelle Obama will be the final speaker on the first night of the convention. She'll give her speech at 10:35 p.m., right after the Keynote Address by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. The first lady arrived in Charlotte on Monday afternoon and briefly appeared at Time Warner Cable Arena. The First Lady will also appear during the day at both the Hispanic and African American caucus meetings.
3. MAYOR FOXX WELCOMES THE DELEGATES
Charlotte major Anthony Foxx will speak to delegates Tuesday night between 6 and 8 p.m. Foxx, who said he has lost about 24 pounds ahead of the DNC, will welcome North Carolina delegates, who have some of the best seats in the arena, just right of the podium on the floor in the front.
4. WILL WEATHER BE A HEADLINE?
After rain interrupted CarolinaFest on Monday afternoon, a 60 percent chance of storms is in the forecast for Tuesday, according to the First Warn Storm Team. The high calls for 85 degrees, but with delegates from all states traveling from hotels to the arena, traffic delays could mount quickly.
5. GOLF, BASEBALL, PARTIES
After most of the politicians and media types arrived in Charlotte on Monday, Tuesday will be a day for events and more parties. Representatives from several states will take battling practice at the Charlotte Knights facility, while other members of Congress will play golf at the Charlotte Country Club for the 2012 DNC Classic. Other events, like a luncheon for Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the Levine Museum of the New South, will take place, too.