CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Today will be unsettled, but not because of the tropical storm. That won't even make landfall until late tonight. A cold front will move in from the northwest and bring a chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening as readings climb back into the low 90s again.
Looking ahead to tonight, Tropical Storm Hermine will make landfall along the Florida Panhandle - probably as category 1 hurricane - and push northeast in advance of our cold front. We should start to see showers as early as Friday morning with rain more likely by midday. By late in the afternoon into the evening, rain could be heavy at times, especially in eastern sections closer to the track. That will affect holiday weekend travel and possibly Friday night football games.
Right now, it appears the rain will end abruptly Saturday morning as the storm lifts quickly to the northeast.
Saturday afternoon and all of both Sunday and Monday will be quite nice across the WBTV viewing area. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s with dry conditions and low humidity.
Stay tuned to WBTV and www.wbtv.com for the very latest on Tropical Storm Hermine!
- Meteorologist Al Conklin