CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A dominant ridge of high pressure will continue build across the region through the end of the work week. This means we are looking at sunny to partly cloudy skies and temperatures approaching 90 degrees for both Thursday and Friday. With many locations ten to 15 degrees above average for this time of the year.
For today and through Friday, the mountains will have a better chance to see isolated afternoon convective thunderstorms. And with a NW flow aloft, some of these cells may drift down into the foothills. Very few if any will make it all the way into the piedmont region of NC.
The pattern begins to transition on Saturday. Daytime highs will still be very warm in the mid to upper 80’s across the WBTV viewing area… but by Saturday night a backdoor cold front approaches from the northeast. This brings with it an elevated chance for showers and thunderstorms. Depending on how far to the south the front drops by Sunday, cooler temperatures will begin to filter in. By cooler, we are talking low to mid 80’s, but still well above average.
Have a great Wednesday!
Meteorologist Chris Larson