Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More showers, thunderstorms today

Get ready for another stormy day today, as meteorologists with the National Weather Service say another round of showers and thunderstorms will visit the Charlotte region.

Blame a stationary front that will linger across the area through Wednesday, as a weak tropical low over the Gulf states lifts abundant moisture into our region.

Rain could be heavy in some areas, causing localized flash flooding, the Weather Service office in Greer, S.C., warns.

The chance of rain, mainly after noon, is 60 percent, with new rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half-inch possible.

The temperature, meanwhile, won’t get much higher than about 83 degrees, the Weather Service reports.

Showers and thunderstorms could continue to appear through Saturday.

- Joe Marusak