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FORECAST: Much cooler for the Carolinas the rest of the week

Tuesday will be cool with highs in the 60s and mostly dry. The best chance of rain will be Thursday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tuesday:

Sunny and much cooler with highs in the upper 60s. It will be breezy with winds of 10-25 mph. Skies will be clear overnight with lows in the mid-40s.

 A Wind Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. for the Avery and Mountains of Caldwell and Burke County. Until 11 p.m. for Ashe and Watauga County. Expect northwest winds at 10-20 mph and even higher gusts up to 50 mph. Winds in Charlotte will still gust to around 20-25 mph during the afternoon before calming down later tomorrow morning.

Rest of the Week:

Wednesday will be another delightful day near 70 degrees again with plenty of sunshine. There will be a few more clouds to end the day as our next wet weather system arrives. There is a slight chance for a few showers in the Mountains on Wednesday night.

A second cold front nears the Carolinas on Thursday. This will likely be our best chance for rain off and on rain throughout the day. With cloudy skies, highs will only be in the 60s.

For now, rain chances have increased for Friday with only a slight chance on Saturday. Rainfall totals this week should be close to 1"-1.5" for most of the Charlotte area. A few spots will be closer to 2"  mainly in the mountains and northern foothills.

Credit: wcnc

Fall Color:

The Blue Ridge Parkway reached its peak color this past week around elevations of 3,500' and above. Areas in the Foothills will see close to peak conditions this weekend.

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