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* More High Heat
* Storms Back Friday
* Latest Eclipse Outlook

Our break from thunderstorms is likely to continue for most of today with the exception being for only a select few as we're only anticipating widely scattered storms. The bigger story for today will be the high heat again, so be careful and don't overexpose yourself to the blazing heat and humidity as heat index values will soar back up to over 100° again. 

On Friday, a very weak cold front will push into the Carolinas.  We're getting mixed signals from our data right now with solutions ranging from merely scattered storms to a potential line of storms. Should the latter occur, it could be an issue for Football Friday Night, and we will continue to fine tune this forecast.  Otherwise, plan for more excessive heat and humidity for Friday.

Little change in the long-range weather data today as Friday's frontal boundary is still expected to stall across the Carolinas all the way through Monday the 21st for the solar eclipse. So we should expect a mixture of clouds and sun.  Up until this point, I have been relying on the European model as our guide.  More recently however, I dialed up the GFS and it is actually much more optimistic for partly to mostly sunny skies early afternoon on Monday, but historically the GFS has not been as reliable as the European, so time will tell.

Truth is, this is shaping up to be a fairly classic summer day across the Carolinas with the typical complement of (cumulus) clouds developing in the hot, unstable afternoon air. If that turns out to be the case, for those around Charlotte (who will never see the total eclipse here) no big deal as you'll have three hours to see the various portions of the event between 1:15pm and 4:04pm.

But for those traveling to SC trying to see the total eclipse, you only have a two and a half minute window to see that part of it.  So one small cloud can ruin it.  And with that in mind, we'll continue to update you daily on our thoughts in case it helps you modify your plan of attack.

Meteorologist Al Conklin

2-Day Forecast: Charlotte

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image

7

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image

7

Currently in Charlotte as of

  • 82°(Feels like 90°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: WNW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:38 am
  • Sunset: 08:09:14 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

2-Day Forecast: Rock Hill

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 74°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 70°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Rock Hill as of

  • 81°(Feels like 88°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:51 am
  • Sunset: 08:09:42 pm
  • Humidity: 88
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

2-Day Forecast: Hickory

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 71°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Hickory as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:07 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

2-Day Forecast: Morganton

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 70°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 66°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Currently in Morganton as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:06 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:07 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

2-Day Forecast: Boone

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 66°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 61°

Scattered thunderstorms

Currently in Boone as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.2 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:28 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:58 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

2-Day Forecast: Statesville

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 70°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 66°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Statesville as of

  • 79°(Feels like 82°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:15 am
  • Sunset: 08:10:22 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

2-Day Forecast: Monroe

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 73°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 71°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Monroe as of

  • 81°(Feels like 86°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:05 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:02 pm
  • Humidity: 79
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

2-Day Forecast: Salisbury

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 71°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 67°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Salisbury as of

  • 79°(Feels like 82°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:42:25 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:23 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

Regional Conditions

Charlotte
82°
Rock Hill
81°
Hickory
74°
Morganton
71°
Boone
72°
Statesville
79°
Monroe
81°
Salisbury
79°
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