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FIRST ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for entire WBTV viewing area

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

UPDATE: 4 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the entire WBTV viewing area until 10 p.m. Monday.

As a cold front sinks south through the Carolinas, several disturbances will ride along it and bring the chance for thunderstorms through the evening. 

Any cell could potentially contain wind gusts up to 60 or 70 mph. Hail, heavy rain and lightning are also possible.

While it won’t be raining the whole time, storms could pop up at just about any time through the evening commute and even after sunset. 

Make sure you have a way to get weather information. The WBTV weather app is a great resource to get warnings if they are issued for your area.

- Meteorologist Leigh Brock

6 a.m.

  • Monday - First Alert Day
  • More Heat & More Storms
  • Cooler 80s Return Tuesday

A slow-moving front on the map Monday morning will work its way across the area over the next 24 hours, briefly stalling and setting the stage for better rain chances as well. Monday will feature 50 percent coverage of afternoon/evening thunderstorms, with isolated severe storms likely.  The greatest threat on Monday comes from damaging wind, though hail, heavy downpours and lightning are all part of the equation.

Before any rain comes to town, afternoon readings on Monday will be back in the 90s before retreating to the 80s on Tuesday.  More clouds Tuesday may limit the chance for intense thunderstorms until very late in the day as the front tries to drift back northward.

I wish I could say we'll enjoy an extended break from the heat, but we'll be lucky to squeeze out two days in the 80s before mid 90s make a quick come-back by Thursday and hold through the weekend. 

Hope you have a great week!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

Keep track of changing conditions for your location with the WBTV First Alert Weather app.

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