Another day with a quick warm-up into the mid-80s

WBTV Thursday morning First Alert forecast

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We’re starting very warm again this morning with daybreak readings in the 60s, and another round of low clouds.

Much like yesterday, those low clouds will break fairly quickly this morning and afternoon readings will again top out in the middle 80s under partly sunny skies.

The well-above average temperature trend will continue through the rest of the week with highs holding in the middle 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 Saturday.

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 before pushing east on Sunday.

So, there’s a 50% chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, most likely holding off until the latter part of the day for most Charlotte-area neighborhoods. 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 out of our area, so we’ll dry out with mostly sunny skies expected then.

Hope you have a great day!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

First Alert Forecast: Thursday, May 2 @12pm

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