Temperatures expected to rise near the 90s through Saturday

Temperatures expected to rise near the 90s through Saturday

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We're starting much warmer this morning with daybreak readings in the 60s, and despite some early clouds, I’m forecasting a swift warm-up today with afternoon readings topping out in the mid to upper 80s under partly sunny skies.

87° in Charlotte would be the warmest day so far this Spring season and coupled with higher humidity, it will feel very sticky outdoors this afternoon!

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. As for rain, isolated storm chances in the mountains are possible, but for the rest of us, it looks like a better rain chance arrives over the weekend.

Our next front approaches Friday reintroducing a gradual rain risk ramp-up. Friday’s chance is still a pretty small one, maybe 30%. 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 60% chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, hopefully holding off until the latter part of the day. If the forecast holds, a lowering rain risk of just 20% will hold for Sunday. As I’ve stated all week long, 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 great hump day!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

First Alert Forecast: Wednesday, May 1 @12pm

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