CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A strong cold front moved across the Carolinas on Monday, bringing rain and strong storms.
The mountains and foothills saw rain and storms first during the overnight hours, then storms move out into the Piedmont and Charlotte Metro from early morning through noon.
By 9:30 a.m., the showers and storms had moved east of the immediate Charlotte region.
Storms along the cold front will continue to move east into the eastern Piedmont and Sandhills.
Most activity should completely clear the Charlotte Metro in the early afternoon. The weather should improve quickly behind the storms and cold front.
"The heavy rain and storms should move out of the Charlotte area in the afternoon," forecaster Larry Sprinkle said. "The cooler temperatures will also begin to settle in."
It will be much cooler Tuesday behind the cold front. Highs will struggle to get back to 70° with some cloud cover and gusty northeast winds.
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Highs will stay in the low 70s for the remainder of the week, while morning lows settle into the upper 40s and low 50s.