First Alert Day: Disruptive rain will impact morning, evening commute

First Alert Day: Disruptive rain will impact morning, evening commute
Today is a First Alert Day for rain that will impact both the morning and afternoon commutes

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Today is a First Alert Day for rain that will impact both the morning and afternoon commutes. Pockets of rain and fog cover the WBTV viewing area this morning with readings in the 40s to near 50°. Patchy, mostly light rain will continue through the morning and midday hours before the rain picks up in intensity this afternoon and evening as a front moves through the region.

In advance of that front, we’ll warm into the 60s on gusty southerly breezes this afternoon.

Behind it, we dry out tonight with cooler lows in the 30s followed by a pleasant Wednesday and Thursday before a new wave of rain arrives later in the week.

Looking ahead, the weekend looks seasonal with highs in the 50s, but the pattern appears unsettled. There is some slight timing differences among the long-range models, but they all bring more rain to the region.

WBTV Tuesday morning First Alert forecast

At this point, rain chances look to gradually increase on Friday with highs in the middle 60s followed by a steadier and perhaps heavier batch of rain overnight that may linger for the better part of the day Saturday. And while much of Sunday looks dry, a small chance for a shower has been introduced then and President’s Day as well.

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday, keep on top of this wet weather!

Meteorologist Al Conklin

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