CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We’re starting cool this morning with daybreak readings in the 50s, but I’m forecasting a swift warm-up today with afternoon readings topping out in the mid to upper 80s under mostly sunny skies.
That’s well above-average for late April and more than 10° warmer than Monday! The well-above average temperature trend will continue through the rest of the week with highs holding in the mid-upper 80s through Saturday, with overnight lows in the middle 60s.
On top of the high heat, the humidity level will jump up as well, as high pressure settles in along the Carolina coast. As for rain, isolated storm chances in the mountains are possible by Thursday, but for the rest of us, it looks like a better rain chance arrives over the weekend.
Our next front approaches Friday reintroducing the rain and storm threat, but it’s a pretty small chance – around 20% - for most of us Friday. Better coverage of scattered thunderstorms may come on Saturday as this slow-moving front moves into the WBTV viewing area and lingers into Sunday.
So, there’s a 40-50% chance of thunderstorms over the weekend, but even so, an all-weekend washout seems unlikely, so while you may have to adjust your outdoor plans, you should be able to get most of them in.
By Monday, the models indicate this front will finally get the push east we’re looking for, so we’ll dry out with mostly sunny skies expected then.
Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
- Meteorologist Al Conklin