Dip in temperatures expected midweek

WBTV Tuesday morning weather forecast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Monday’s front brought just a couple of widely separated thundershowers to the WBTV viewing area, but that front is now long gone and, in its place, high pressure is building in from the north.

As a result, we’ll enjoy wall to wall sunshine today with afternoon readings still reaching he upper 80s, but with tolerable humidity levels.

After a pleasant, warm evening, tonight will bring lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

As the high-pressure cell to our north drifts off Long Island, the flow of air coming into the Carolinas Wednesday will be out of the northeast, meaning more clouds and cooler temperatures. While Charlotte will still probably inch back up to the lower 80s Wednesday, some neighborhoods in the foothills will probably fall short of 80°.

Thursday will be a transition day, as a warm front to our west cuts to the north. As it does, we’ll jump back into the upper 80s along with a slight chance for a thunderstorm.

Beyond that, our first true heat wave of the season is set to begin on Friday, with afternoon readings in the low to mid 90s for at least 5 days in a row, right through the Memorial Day Weekend. Rain chances will remain very low going into the weekend while we challenge record high temperatures!

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday,

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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