Thunderstorms struggling to get going; evening First Alert cancelled

First Alert Forecast: Wednesday, June 5 @5:30pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - While at one point the potential for severe thunderstorms existed this afternoon, we have been unable to overcome a cap of stability overhead that has dramatically reduced the threat for thunderstorms across the area this evening.

Scattered showers will be likely but that will be about it.

Either way, the humidity is back and a break from it is unlikely Thursday, however there does not appear to be a real trigger for anything more than a stray thunderstorm. Highs Thursday will make a run into the upper 80s. The trend of tropical humidity will eventually lend itself for a much-wetter pattern with much-needed showers and thunderstorms dominating the forecast starting Friday and lingering through the weekend and even into early next week.

Friday will bring highs in the middle 80s with rain chances ramping up by late day.

Rain chances peak over the weekend with at least an 80% chance both Saturday and Sunday, which have been declared First Alert Days.

If you have outdoor activities on your calendar, you will need to have a back-up plan, as rain could interrupt your plans.

With elevated rain chances and lots of clouds in the forecast, afternoon readings will be pared back to the lower 80s Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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