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First Alert: Rain, storms set for Tuesday, Wednesday

The rain may not be too terribly heavy around Charlotte and the Piedmont, however heavier downpours in the mountains could lead to pockets of flash flooding there.
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 7:07 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A First Alert has been issued for both Today and Wednesday, as widespread showers and storms are forecast, with cooler temperatures in the week ahead.

  • Widespread rain and wet streets today
  • Showers and stronger storms Wednesday
  • Fall weather follows for late-week and the weekend

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Clouds and easterly breezes coupled with widespread rain today will make for a much cooler day with afternoon readings no better than the low to middle 70s. The rain may not be too terribly heavy around Charlotte and the Piedmont, however heavier downpours in the mountains could lead to pockets of flash flooding there. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the mountains and northern foothills until 8pm tonight.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the mountains and northern foothills until 8 p.m....
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the mountains and northern foothills until 8 p.m. Tuesday.(Source: WBTV)

Rain may taper back to scattered showers late today and tonight with muggy lows in the upper 60s.

We may start Wednesday off on a relatively quiet note, but as the day wears on, more showers and late-day thunderstorms will enter the picture. In advance of Wednesday’s stormy cold front, afternoon readings will inch back up to near 80° late in the day.

There is a low chance for a tornado and flooding on Wednesday.
There is a low chance for a tornado and flooding on Wednesday.(Source: WBTV)

Wednesday is the autumn equinox, officially at 3:20 pm, and it will feel a lot more like fall, as cooler and drier air moves into the Carolinas Thursday through the weekend behind the midweek cold front.

Thursday through Sunday will feature morning temperatures in the 40s and 50s, with afternoon high temperatures mainly in the 70s, under mostly sunny skies.

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Hope you have a great week!

Meteorologist Al Conklin

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