Rain still expected throughout weekend, but not a washout

by: John Ahrens Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Heading into Saturday evening, the top weather story will be the waves of rain that will be moving across the Charlotte area through the night and into Sunday.

This precipitation will mainly be on-and-off downpours -- no severe weather is expected. Because of the break between hits, flooding does not look to be an issue as well. The main threat will be very heavy rain.

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By Saturday evening, there will be scattered showers but they shouldn't be too major. Severe Weather Center 9 will be tracking another heavier batch of rain in the Upstate which will move into the Charlotte area and it should be steady during the overnight hours.

Rainfall totals through Sunday evening will be anywhere from one-half to 2 inches of rain, with the heaviest rain south and east of Charlotte. Periods of heavy rain will continue into Sunday, and that will keep the temperatures down. The metro will only reach around 80 degrees.

Rain chances remain high into early Tuesday before the wet weather slows down a tad.

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