BLOG: Warm temperatures return, Tropical Storm Chris lingers off NC coast

Warm temperatures return, Tropical Storm Chris to stay off NC coast
  • Higher Heat Returning
  • Humidity Comes Back Too
  • Few Mid-Week Storms

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - After several days below average - even a record low temperature in the 50s Monday - sunshine will push us back into the 90s Tuesday afternoon and for a couple of days to follow.  There's little chance for much rain on Tuesday, though the humidity level will start to creep back up during the afternoon hours.

As for Tropical Storm Chris, he doesn't pose much of a threat to the NC or SC coast, or any other bodies of land, for that matter. High waves and rip currents will be the only way to tell there's even a storm out there. However, it does look like it will strengthen to a hurricane later on Tuesday as it gets a push northeast up over the Gulf Stream and heads out to sea midweek.

Wednesday evening, into Thursday will be the best rain chances of the week. Still, it will only be around 30 percent. That will come along with the next cold front. While it might not be as impressive as the one that just moved through, it will take highs back to the 80s Thursday and Friday.

Another front may approach the region late Sunday and Monday and that will bring our next chance for storms, otherwise, the majority of the weekend looks rain-free with highs both days in the lower 90s.

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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