WEATHER: Scattered heavy showers in play; highs remain below average

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Flash Flood Watch has been extended until 8:00am Friday for our NC counties.

With deep, rich moisture in the atmosphere again today, and even Friday for that matter, scattered heavy showers are still in play. While that much is true, it would take extraordinary bad luck for another heavy shower to set up and stall again over a populated area as happened in Statesville yesterday.

For the rest of the week, highs will remain below average. For the first time in 17 days, our high temperature of 87° on Wednesday fell short of 90°.

We'll be even a few degrees cooler today in the low 80s as our wind continues to blow out of the east and the cloud cover sticks around, and back into the mid 80s Friday. Both days will bring morning isolated showers and pockets of drizzle, then heavier showers in the afternoon. The greatest concentration of rain should be over the mountains, but even for the Charlotte area rain chances are around 50% both days.

The weekend looks a little drier, but also hotter. Highs will return to the low 90s with 30% storm coverage and more sun for both days.

- Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases

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