Carolinas flirting with 90° this week

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Just last week we were concerned about frost. This week, some Carolina communities may be sweating through temperatures of 90°.

Normally, we see highs in the mid to upper 70s this time of year, but with plenty of sunshine, early May temperatures will approach the 90° mark late in the week.

A steadily amplifying ridge of high pressure in the mid levels of the atmosphere and near the surface will compress and rapidly heat the air.

That same high pressure will keep rain chances to a minimum, so even with the warm afternoon temperatures, don't expect and showers or thunderstorms to provide any cooling.

Record highs for this week are between 91-93°.

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