CHARLOTTE, N.C. — No, you're not imagining things. Rainy Fridays are a thing in Charlotte.
With a low pressure system bringing persistent heavy rain through the Carolinas, this marks the fourth straight Friday with significant rainfall in Charlotte. Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich took the misery a step further when he said it's rained eight of the last 10.
John Wendel with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services said there are some areas along streams and rivers that could see some localized flooding because of the rain. Blocked storm drains could also cause flooding in some yards. Wendel said crews have been unable to get out and clear some of the drains because of the constant rainfall and New Year's holiday.
But there's good news when it comes to the weekend.
Panovich said the rain that's moving across the Charlotte area should be mostly gone by Friday evening and will give way to sunny skies and a pleasant weekend with temperatures in the 60s.