by: Keith Monday Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
There will be a dramatic cool down between Thursday through the weekend. This includes quite a bit of rain Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches from Charlotte north and west to the Virginia and Tennessee state lines. Around 1 to 2 inches of rain will fall Thursday, with locally higher amounts. The mountains have the potential for higher rain totals.
The severe weather risk is low, though some gusty winds may accompany the heavier rains.
The Charlotte area will begin drying out Friday morning and continue to dry out through the weekend. Temperatures will return to the 70s with morning lows in the mid to upper 40s. There will be a slow warm up into next week but should stay dry.
Much cooler temperatures will come with the rain, with highs falling back to the mid-70s. These temperatures will last into the weekend as drier weather returns in time for the All Star Race Saturday.
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