WEATHER: Thunderstorms possible today; Tropical Storm Colin heads toward Florida

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A slow moving front will cross the WBTV viewing area today, eventually ushering in a much drier pattern - after today.

In advance of the front, today will be another mostly cloudy, warm and very humid day. The best chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms will come this afternoon and evening and mainly along and south / east of I-85 (give or take a few miles).

The other big weather story today is Tropical Storm Colin to our south. Right now, the storm is deep in the Gulf of Mexico, about 300 miles west of Tampa, Florida.

Colin will push into north Florida and south Georgia tonight and off the Carolina coast Tuesday. With this track, the heaviest rain will stay well south and east of the WBTV viewing area.

Tuesday will bring big changes in terms of the humidity. Even though high temperatures will be in the upper 80s, it won't feel nearly so bad, as the oppressive humidity of late fades away.

Wednesday and Thursday will be even better as highs fall to the low to mid 80s, and continued low humidity, with nighttime lows in the 50s.

Things heat back up by Friday and the weekend, as we push back into the upper 80s and lower 90s, so enjoy the short break during the midweek period.

- Al Conklin

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