Rain in forecast Saturday to clear out by game time Sunday

by: Vicki Graf Updated:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The top weather story remains the showers, fog and mist over the area only to be replaced by heavy rain and wind Saturday.

The forecast remains on track to get the weather out of our system well ahead of time by Saturday night and the Panthers playoff game Sunday.

Showers over the area will slowly ease up by Panthers’ Fan Fest.

However, thick fog, mist and occasional drizzle will still be around and make for a rather messy night.

Temperatures will hold in the middle 40s and move up through the lower 50s Saturday.

This will set up a very heavy rain and potential thunder threat later in the day Saturday.

Current forecasts show heavy rain and thunder around lunch time on Saturday and continue through the afternoon.

The top threat will be torrential rain, but strong winds are not out of the question.  The rain will begin to push out of the area by Saturday night.

By game time, sunshine will return with highs in the upper 50s.