BLOG: Scorching heat continues, isolated thunderstorms possible

Scorching heat continues, isolated thunderstorms possible
6 p.m.

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - On Wednesday evening, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning went into effect in Mecklenburg, Union and Chester Counties until around 7:30 p.m.

Heavy rain hit Mecklenburg County and according to the Duke Energy outage map, at least 1,900 residents experienced power outages Wednesday evening.

In Charlotte, there was a report of one tree down on South Summit Avenue.

In the town of Fairview in Union County, there were reports of at least two trees down and a few power lines centered around the intersection of Highway 601 and Unionville Indian Trail Road to the west of Unionville.

There was also a report of minor flooding in a low spot in this same area of Union County.

6 a.m.
  • Torrid Heat Wave Rolls On
  • Few Cooling Thunderstorms
  • Bit of A Break Late-Week

Tuesday brought the hottest weather in nearly two years (high of 97° in Charlotte) and the heat continues on Wednesday with afternoon readings once again in the mid 90s, with only isolated thunderstorms storms offering temporary relief (20-30 percent chance).

By Thursday and Friday, we will start to see a few changes. They will be subtle - but changes all the same. A weak front will approach our area from the north. That will bring more cloud cover and a little better chance for welcome rain. Those factors will also limit temperatures a little. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s before dropping back to the upper 80s on Friday (not far from the average high of 87 percent).

The weekend will take us back to the 90s. There will be a 20 percent chance for an afternoon shower each day before the rain chance pops up a bit more (40 percent chance) on Monday.

Happy hump day and do your best to keep cool!
- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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