Much warmer start to the week and rain free

Much warmer start to the week and rain free
Warm temperatures during the beginning of the week before cooling off. (Turner, Amaya)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - With a front back to our west, we’re waking up to milder conditions this morning with readings in the upper 50s to lower 60s, but unlike Sunday, it’s rain-free across the WBTV viewing area. It will probably stay that way for most neighborhoods today, though like Sunday, there will be a fair amount of clouds mixing in with some sunshine. Afternoon readings will run nearly 10° above average for mid-October, close to 80° around Charlotte.

The cool front to our west will move a little closer to us Tuesday, keeping the wind out of the southwest and mild temperatures in the forecast. Patchy clouds and unseasonably mild tonight with lows only in the 60s followed by mid 70s Tuesday afternoon. Rain chances remain fairly low tonight, but gradually increase by late Tuesday and Tuesday night.

As the front finally pushes through on Wednesday, there will be a fair amount of clouds around early in the day, perhaps even a lingering shower, before a clearing and cooling trend gets underway. Highs on Wednesday will fall back to near 70° and afternoon readings in the cool 60s will follow for Thursday and Friday.

The next front on the map appears to approach the WBTV viewing area on Saturday, so our rain chances will be on the rise going into the weekend.

Hope you have a great week! Meteorologist Al Conklin

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