Weather in Charlotte: high temperatures, showers likely, forecast

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Spring storms and temperatures are expected in Charlotte this weekend, but keep sweaters and chunky coats on hand, forecasters said Friday.

Saturday’s high could reach 71 degrees, following a forecast high of 69 on Friday, according to the National Weather Service forecast at 10 a.m. Friday.

But winds are expected to increase on Saturday, with gusts reaching 22 mph, NWS meteorologists said.

And showers could move Saturday evening, accompanied by a possible thunderstorm.

Mecklenburg County and most of the surrounding counties in North Carolina remain in severe drought, the third most intense of five drought rankings on the US Drought Monitor map. Charlotte is 7.29 inches below normal for precipitation this year, according to data from the NWS.

Temperatures should then start to drop back to what is normal for this time of year, according to the NWS forecast.

And in case you were wondering, no snow is expected.

The best chance for the fluffy stuff could have been late Sunday and early Monday, when a minimum night of 31 degrees is expected. But the sky should be relatively clear with no precipitation, according to the NWS.

While Sunday could see gusts of up to 18 mph, the rain should already be gone, meteorologists said.

The NWS is forecasting highs of 58 Sunday, 49 Monday, 52 Tuesday and 56 Wednesday and Thursday, according to the forecast.

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Joe Marusak has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1989, covering the region’s population, municipalities and major news events, and was the editor of the newspaper’s press office. He is currently reporting the latest news.


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