Storms tonight, tomorrow ahead of cold front

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - High temperatures this afternoon are once again expected to hit the mid and upper 90s across the region making for the 13th consecutive day of 95-degree heat or higher.

That's the longest streak in history for the month of June. And it's the third longest streak for any point in the summer with the all-time record being 18 days in 1986. There will be a few storms developing later on this evening and into tonight ahead of a strong cold front set to arrive tomorrow.

This strong cool front arriving on Saturday marks a change in our weather pattern and the end of the oppressive heat. It will be a stormy start to the weekend with highs in the upper 80s tomorrow.

Following this front, Sunday will feel much more comfortable. Not only will temperatures be down, but the humidity will be too. Highs will be in the mid 80s and overnight lows fall back down to around 60 Sunday night! By this time, it will have been around two and a half weeks since we've seen highs in the 80s.

Hopefully with the storms on Saturday we can also make some headway on the rain deficit, which now stands at -4.54" in Charlotte. However, there could also be some strong to severe storms tonight and throughout Saturday. Make sure you stay weather aware Saturday if you have any outdoor plans, and download the WBTV Weather app to get radar, severe storm warnings, and lightning alerts sent to your mobile device.

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