CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Get ready for a touch of mid-summer fall in Charlotte. 

Temperatures in the Charlotte area will only get into the upper 60s and hover around 70 Wednesday afternoon, according to the First Warn Storm Team. Forecaster Larry Sprinkle said those afternoon highs are 15-17 degrees below normal for this time of year. 

There will be showers moving through the area Wednesday evening but Sprinkle said we shouldn't expect much accumulation and things will quickly dry out for the weekend. That's great news for areas along the Catawba River and Mountain Island Lake, where heavy rainfall last weekend led to devastating flooding this week. 

"Rain is certainly on the way to the region," Sprinkle said. "Most of it's south of I-85, tracking toward Cheraw and areas in Union County. There will likely be some showers this evening and a band of rain around 10 o'clock tonight."

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Thursday and Friday will also be cool, with temperatures only climbing to around 80 degrees, Sprinkle said. Friday is projected to be a picture-perfect 79 degrees with bright sunny skies heading into the weekend. 

The heat will crank back up for the weekend, though, with highs expected in the mid-to-upper 80s starting Saturday and into next week. 

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