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FORECAST: A nice, warmer day for the area

Back to the 40s Wednesday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Today:

Today will be the warmest day of the week. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 50s with sunny skies across the Charlotte region. The warmup will push temperatures well- above average for this time of year. But it won't last, as a cold front will push through this evening, bringing much colder air to the Carolina's. 

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Bitterly cold air will impact the region on Wednesday. It will be dry with little to no rain, but there will be a significant temperature change. Overnight lows will fall into the 20s and afternoon highs will only be in the 40s for the Charlotte area.

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Winter Storm Chances:

Our chances of another winter storm at the end of the week remain, but it's still only 30% or less that there's any type of wintry precipitation. Right now forecast models continue to show an area of low pressure developing and passing further out to sea. 

Parts of the region including the Mountains, could see snow but how this system is going to track remains uncertain at this time. Precipitation type, amount and locations become clearer 1-3 days before the event. For the latest updates from the First Warn Storm Team, download the WCNC Charlotte mobile app

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Drought Monitor

The newest U.S. drought monitor came out on Jan. 20, 2022. For the first time since early December, the severe drought has been eliminated across the Carolinas.

 đŸŒŠī¸ If you like weather, watch Brad Panovich and the WCNC Charlotte First Warn Weather Team on their YouTube channel, Weather IQ. đŸŽĨ

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