WEB EXCLUSIVE: Chilly temps headed this way

by: John Ahrens Updated:


CHARLOTTE - Meteorologist John Ahrens says enjoy the sunshine Tuesday, because rain is headed to the WSOC-TV viewing area on Wednesday, followed by a major drop in temperatures. Two systems are headed this way: one from the Gulf and a push of cold air from the Midwest. Both will come through Wednesday and make temperatures drastically cooler.

The weather will remain quiet Tuesday night as the area waits for the storm from the Gulf. Temperatures will be in the 60s. The first chance of rain comes during Wednesday’s morning commute.

After a morning round of rain, there will be a break before afternoon downpours. There will be a small chance of thunder with the afternoon rain, with the best chance being north of Lake  Norman.

When the storms leave the cool down will really begin. At 3 p.m. Tuesday the temperature was 75 degrees. At 3 p.m. on Thursday, that number will drop to 45 degrees.