CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We're still dealing with a coastal low over eastern NC this morning; the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia. This low continues to draw in low-level moisture from the Northeast, while rotating showers around it as well. Some of these showers will make it as far west as the I-77 corridor today. Like yesterday, rain chances are lowest for our Northwestern counties, and highest for our Southeastern counties, closer to the source of the showers.
The clouds and showers will combine with a gusty Northeast breeze to hold down temps today. Highs around 80° in the city will feel much cooler than the early week.
A similar set-up will be in play for Thursday (the first day of Fall!) as the pattern does not change much. Even with two days of scattered showers in the forecast, heavy rain is not expected, so rainfall amounts should not add up to more than a tenth or so in and around the city; lesser amounts NW and higher amounts possible SE.
After a two-day cool-down, temperatures will rebound to the lower 80s on Friday as the low finally pulls away, and the upper 80s on Saturday as more sunshine returns.
Another cold front will move through the Carolinas and bring bigger changes for the second half of the weekend. Highs will be in the low 80s on Sunday but the humidity will back off. Monday and Tuesday will feel pretty nice. Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s with lower humidity, but it will come with more clouds and perhaps the return of additional showers.
- Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases