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FORECAST: Warming trend begins today, little-to-no rain expected

Mornings will remain cool, but highs gradually increase over the next few days. Our next cold front arrives late this week.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sunday:

The biggest change Sunday will be the wall-to-wall sunshine across the Charlotte area. Afternoon highs will be a tad warmer in the upper 70s and lower 80s. The Queen City is expected to peak near 81°.

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Lows will dip into the low 50s once again by Monday morning. Although the cool nights will continue, a warming trend gets underway today.

This Week:

The dry weather pattern will continue for the Carolinas as high pressure remains in control. With clear skies and a southerly-southwesterly wind, a gradual warming trend will ensue.

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The warming trend will be very evident by Monday afternoon as highs peak in the mid-80s. Humidity won't be as low as it was, but still comfortable. Temperatures will soar both Tuesday and Wednesday to the upper 80s.

Next Weather Maker:

A dry cold front will move into the Southeast by the latter half of the work week. This will bring a reinforcing shot of cooler air and lower humidity levels locally.

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While it'll be largely starved of moisture, there are a few showers possible, but the chances stay at 10-20%.

The Tropics:

Sam has rapidly intensified to a Category 4 hurricane as it moves west-northwest toward the northern Leeward Islands. It is not expected to have any significant impact to the United States.

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Elsewhere, we have three other tropical disturbances to monitor. Click here for an in-depth tropical update.

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