Thursday, August 9, 2012

Reprieve expected in Charlotte thunderstorms

The Charlotte region can expect a reprieve today in the showers and thunderstorms that have persisted throughout the week, but precipitation could return to some areas by early Friday morning and continue through Saturday.

Isolated showers and thunderstorms could hit some areas after 1 p.m. today, but most of the region can expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 92, according to the National Weather Service. Today’s chance of precipitation is only 20 percent, compared with 60 percent earlier this week.

The chance for showers and thunderstorms will climb to 40 percent on Friday and to 60 percent by Friday night, with new rainfall amounts between a 10th and a quarter of an inch. Higher amounts are possible during thunderstorms.

Saturday won’t see any letup, as the chance for showers and thunderstorms will again be at 40 percent. Only by Sunday will the rain clouds disappear, with mostly sunny skies.

- Joe Marusak

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Anonymous said...

I am sure glad that inch and a half of rain that fell last night was a "reprieve".