Morning temps dip to 13 degrees, but no records broken

by: Keith Monday Updated:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Temperatures in the Charlotte area fell to 13 degrees Wednesday morning -- frigid but not cold enough to break the record low of eight.

The warm up started Wednesday and temperatures have reached 32 degrees by noon -- the first time they’ve been in that ballpark in over 40 hours.

Temps slowly go up heading into the weekend, but rain chances return. The best shot at rain will be on Saturday and forecasts are coming into alignment for a dry end to the weekend.

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It will be sunny and warmer Wednesday afternoon, with highs in the upper 30s, but clouds will increase quickly Wednesday night.

Light rain or drizzle is possible Thursday afternoon through Friday morning with a small icing risk for the mountains.

A better chance for rain arrives on Saturday. Some heavy downpours are likely and could even bring some thunder.

Drier weather should arrive just in time for the Panthers game.