CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A First Alert Day has been declared for Saturday due to the potential for widespread storms that may be, at the very least, disruptive to your outdoor plans during the afternoon hours.
A front will drop south across the Carolinas, which will trigger widespread storm development between around 2 p.m. and 6 p.m Saturday. Not every storm will be severe, but a few could be, with damaging winds and large hail possible.
The mountains will have the lowest risk for storms and severe weather for Saturday, while the Piedmont/Upstate areas will have the highest chance for severe weather.
Prior to the arrival of storms Saturday afternoon, the highs will still manage to be in the low 90s. So while it won't be quite as hot as Friday, it will still be quite stuffy, but one bit of good news is that we will retreat back into the upper 80s Sunday.
So while "cooler" is very much a relative term this time of year, it does look like we'll be back to average for a day or two, although the humidity won't be going anywhere.
- Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases