First Alert Friday: 7th day straight of rain in Charlotte area

First Alert Friday: 7th day straight of rain in Charlotte area
Rain chances decrease in the next few days before we dry out

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Today marks the 7th straight day of rain in Charlotte. The story is truly getting old. No improvement today, but hold on, it will get better in about 48 hours. We’ve declared a First Alert for the rain around this morning which will - once again - impact the Charlotte-area commute. The long band of rain extends back to our southwest for several hundred miles, so, while the line gradually shifts north, some downpours will linger through the morning and into the midday hours before tapering down.

So, for the afternoon hours, there may not be much more than just a few spotty showers around, but low clouds are likely to hold strong. As for temperatures, today will not be nearly as warm as Thursday, as readings will be in the cold 40s from start to finish.

More clouds, rain and drizzle look to kick back in tonight with temperatures holding in the 40s.

This same “wedge” pattern will hold Saturday with temperatures not budging beyond the 40s with lots of clouds and at least pockets of light rain and drizzle around.

The good news is that a sweeping front will exit the area by midday Sunday, so after a few parting early-morning showers, Sunday will actually turn out very nice, with some sunshine, a gusty breeze and afternoon readings in the lower 70s!

Dry and mild weather with highs in the 60s are expected for several days early next week.

Hang in there, it will get better!

Meteorologist Al Conklin

First Alert Forecast: Friday, Feb. 22 @ 12pm

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