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Scattered thunderstorms possible Friday afternoon
  • Summer Heat & Humidity
  • Scattered Downpours
  • Most of Weekend Dry

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Now that summer is officially here, the intense heat from earlier this week is backing off a bit. A weak cool front is nearing our region and that will bring more clouds and a slightly better chance for showers and thunderstorms on Friday. While the front itself won't bring big changes, the additional clouds and higher rain chances will hold our temperatures close to 90 degrees Friday afternoon.

Some of the storms late Friday will be on the strong side - especially west of Interstate 85 - with damaging wind the main threat.  Patchy clouds, muggy and mild overnight with lows close to 70 degrees.

The weekend is looking pretty decent. The humidity will stick around, and highs will creep back to the low 90s Saturday, then jump back up into the mid 90s on Sunday. There will be plenty of sunshine to go around and rain chances look to be around 20 percent on Saturday, but by late Sunday, the chance jumps up to 40 percent as a front approaches from the west.

The cold front mentioned above will move through late Monday along with a 30 percent chance for thunderstorms. Behind that front, bigger changes will likely unfold for the middle of next week. Highs will back off to the mid to upper 80s - near average for late June - but more importantly, the humidity will scale back!

Hope you have a great Friday & weekend!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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