Next chance for possible rain comes early next week



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Welcome to early fall, the driest time of the year in the area, according to severe Weather Team 9 chief meteorologist Steve Udelson.

Udelson said he doesn't see much of a chance of rain around the Charlotte area until late Sunday or Monday when a cold front moves in. The mountains may see a pop-up shower Thursday afternoon, but chances are not high.

It will continue to be unusually warm, with highs in the mid-80s for the next couple of days and the low-80s over the weekend with a few more clouds. The lows each night will be around 60 degrees.

Udelson said the team is watching the Caribbean for tropical development. There is a good chance a new depression will form any time and conditions are good for strengthening through Friday as it moves north into the Gulf. Some of that moisture might enhance the rain Monday.