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FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers, heavy rains expected Tuesday


Today’s First Alert Day is really geared toward the first half of the day, as the bulk of the rain will push south through the WBTV viewing area over the course of today.


By noon (see attached) you can see that our FUTURECAST model suggests the bulk of the rain will be out of the mountains and foothills and approach the I-85 corridor.


By 4pm, the model depicts mainly rain-free conditions from Charlotte on northward, so the trend will be for drier conditions as the afternoon unfold.


As for temperatures, with plenty of cloud cover in place and little more than a few breaks of sunshine, Charlotte will likely only recover to the lower 80s, well below average for this time of the year.


Looking ahead, we’ll get a nice break from the rain on Wednesday and probably a good bit of Thursday as well as the front is pushed further south of the Charlotte area.  That’s good news for the PGA activities at Quail Hollow Club and for the Panthers game Wednesday evening!

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From late Thursday and through Friday the weather is expected to be unsettled again. Rain chances rise to at at least 50% both days. Again, severe storms don't seem to be the biggest threat but pockets of heavy rain could cause some flooding problems.

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