BLOG: Warming trend underway, thunderstorms possible Wednesday evening

BLOG: Warming trend underway, thunderstorms possible Wednesday evening
4 p.m.

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Around 3:30 p.m., a Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued until 9 p.m. for the Charlotte Metropolitan area, in addition to Cleveland, York and Chester counties in South Carolina.

Damaging winds will be possible in storms again Wednesday evening.

Lancaster and Chesterfield counties were added to Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m. Wednesday evening.

6 a.m.
  • Higher Heat In The Forecast
  • Scattered Thundershowers
  • Mid 90s For The Weekend

Following 12 straight days in the 90s, Charlotte only made it back to 86 degrees on Tuesday, thanks for a lot of cloud cover and widespread thundershowers.  Wednesday will begin another warming trend, as afternoon readings surge back to the upper 80s. We could also see more thunderstorms - mainly during the afternoon and evening hours.

The rest of the week and the weekend will be hot - no two ways about it, no more 80s. Highs will be in the mid 90s every day going forward, and when the humidity is factored in, the heat index will push at least 100 degrees each afternoon.  As for rain chances, they'll hold at no more than about 20 percent each afternoon.

Hope you have a great hump day!
- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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