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Damp and dreary weather continues through New Year's

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With a stationary front draped over the Carolinas, showers will continue to roll in from the Southwest throughout the day and into the overnight hours.  

As of 11 a.m., a tenth of an inch of rain had already fallen in Charlotte.  A few areas could see over a half inch, but overall rain totals with this system should top out around a quarter of an inch.  A few snow flurries could fall in the mountains as temperatures drop tonight.  

While it won't be a washout, there will be enough rain falling to start 2013 off with a rainfall surplus.  We rounded out 2012 with a nearly 8 inch rainfall deficit, and a moderate to severe drought in much of the Carolinas.

The wettest New Year's on record in the Queen City was back in 1987, when 1.54 inches fell on January 1st of that year.

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