Scattered thunderstorms expected during the weekend with mid 80 temps

Scattered thunderstorms expected during the weekend with mid 80 temps

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We're starting very warm again this morning with daybreak readings in the 60s, and yet 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. As for thunderstorms, there will be decent coverage again over the mountains this afternoon and a few spotty storms may pop over the Sandhills as well.

As for the Charlotte metro area, I’d put the chance today at no more than 20%.

As we turn our attention to the weekend, the well-advertised front to our west will approach the area, and as such, 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 very late in the day for most Charlotte-area neighborhoods.

There will probably still be a few thundershowers around on Sunday, but the best coverage may come early in the day. As I’ve stated all week long, an all-weekend washout is not in the forecast, so while you may have to adjust your outdoor plans, with a little flexibility, you should be able to get most of them in.

High temperatures will hold in the middle 80s again on Saturday, backing off just a bit to the lower 80s on Sunday.

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 and lower humidity expected then.

Hope you have a great Friday & weekend!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

First Alert Forecast: Friday, May 3 @12pm

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