Wet weekend prompts First Alert Day

Wet weekend prompts First Alert Day
First Alert Day declared Saturday (WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - As expected Saturday turned out to be a dreary wet day as large areas of rain rolled through the region.

See the attached image of the radar at 5:30 p.m.

The heaviest batch of rain will move east of Charlotte over the next few hours before the next line approaches from the west.

Fortunately no strong or damaging thunderstorms accompanied all this rain, but that could change on Sunday as the cold front associated with this large scale storm system rolls through the region.

So I expect see a lull in the rain around Charlotte during the early evening hours, but by later in the evening and overnight more lines of showers will cross the area once again.

As said that pattern will likely repeat itself one or two more times into the day on Sunday with an increased chance of thunderstorms. The areas most likely to see the strongest storms will be east of Charlotte, but we can’t rule them out anywhere at this point.

Saturday Night Weather Forecast: 7pm

Beyond Sunday, the weather will settle down and cool down again next week as December makes a triumphant return!

Meteorologist Eric Thomas

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