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Why does it rain: WCNC Weather School

Meteorologist Chris Mulcahy teaches us why it rains and the role of precipitation in our atmosphere during this free, at-home science lesson.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The WCNC Weather School is back in session with a free, educational science class about equipment used to observe the weather.

Meteorologist Chris Mulcahy explains why it rains and the role of preciptation in our atmosphere.

WCNC Charlotte's First Warn Storm Team is helping parents, students, and teachers learn from home with free atmospheric science lessons that can be seen each weekday on the streaming platforms of WCNC Charlotte.

The lessons, which will stream live starting at 1 p.m., will feature a variety of weather lessons and explainers hosted by the WCNC Charlotte weather team.

Join the conversation live to ask questions and be a part of the virtual class.

On Tuesday, Iisha Scott explained weather instruments.

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Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich kicked off the series Monday with a lesson on how clouds form.

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Can't watch it live? The lessons will be available on-demand for playback at anytime.

WCNC Charlotte Weather School can be seen live on wcnc.com, the WCNC mobile news app, the WCNC Charlotte Facebook page, the WCNC Charlotte YouTube page, on Periscope and Twitter, and on our new Twitch channel.

Like, follow, and subscribe on your favorite platform to be notified when each day's class begins.