CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
After a sunny start to the weekend, expect more clouds tonight into Sunday morning. No rain is expected tonight. Temperatures will cool drastically in the mid-30s by daybreak.
Be sure to have your raincoat and umbrella on standby Sunday, since a few widely scattered showers are possible. Some areas will stay dry during the daylight hours due to the hit-or-miss nature of this particular rain event. Areas in the mountains and foothills along and north of Interstate 40 have a slightly higher chance of dealing with wet weather.
Still, be mindful of the rain potential tomorrow for other parts of the Charlotte area. A better chance for widespread rain is on tap for late Sunday night into early Monday. Mid 50s on Sunday and 60s on Monday.
Warming temperatures are sticking around into next week. Expect a warmer than average finish to the month of January. The average high temperature is 53 in Charlotte, yet the daytime high is trending in the upper 50s and lower 60s as January ends and February begins.
Widespread rain continues through Monday morning before wrapping up by lunchtime. Rain chances continue on and off through the end of the week. You can expect more wet days than dry ones. The pattern flips later next week with multiple rounds of rain and much cooler temperatures.
Wintry Mix Possible?
Some long-range models are indicating a chance for a wintry mix on Friday, including portions of the Charlotte metro area. Stay updated on changes to this forecast and possible impacts.
You can trust the WCNC Charlotte weather team to keep you updated! This will NOT result in snow; if anything, it'll be a mix of sleet and freezing rain.
The latest United States Drought Monitor showed minimal changes for North Carolina with more improvement for South Carolina. All was in the positive direction!
North Carolina's drier-than-normal conditions (D0) saw no change with a 4% decrease in the moderate drought (D1) levels. South Carolina saw a 6% decrease in D0 and about 13% decrease in D1.
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