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New Year dawns damp and overcast in the Charlotte-area

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The New Year emerged damp and overcast in the Charlotte area.

Light rain and temperatures hovering in the 40s greeted 2013 Tuesday morning.

WBTV Meteorologist Al Conklin forecasts cloudy skies that will remain throughout the day. The rain is expected to taper off by Tuesday night, but temperatures will stay chilly - in the upper 30s to near 40.

Wednesday could bring some relief from the damp. Drier air and some sunshine will bring higher temperatures, with highs in the mid-50s Wednesday.

A little rain could return Wednesday night or early Thursday.

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