The first batch of rain has pushed east, and the area will stay dry through mid to late evening before the next batch, according to chief meteorologist Steve Udelson.
Temperatures will stay down with highs only in the lower 70s, which is the average for early October. Udelson said it's about 20 degrees cooler than average.
More rain is moving in for the weekend, and some of the moisture from the Gulf of Mexico disturbance will bring rain to the area, but not a good amount. The wettest part of the weekend will be Saturday, though rain will taper off by afternoon. A few scattered showers will be left Sunday. There may be sun later Sunday afternoon.
Thunder and flooding is not a main threat, while drier and warmer weather is expected to return next week.
Charlotte remains cloudy and cool with highs in the lower 70s for the rest of Friday.
The area will be in the 70s all weekend – the coolest temperatures this summer so far.
Over the weekend, the best chance for rain is Saturday morning.
By Monday, Charlotte will warm back up to the mid-to upper 80s, increasing the mugginess.