First Alert Days issued Saturday through Monday

Thursday night weather forecast: 11pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The tropical air mass is set firmly in place and won't be budging over the next couple of days. Along with it, patchy rain with scattered heavy downpours have already been appearing across the WBTV viewing region, but the main event is still yet to come.

Waves of rain and embedded storms begin to arrive throughout the second half of the day Friday, lasting for the most part throughout all of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Over those three days you’ll have to anticipate a near wash-out with an increasing threat of flooding as the event unfolds.

Right now there are conflicting signs as to whether or not things start to improve by Tuesday, however we are leaning towards a drier solution at the moment with the system pulling out by midweek.

High temperatures won’t spend much time above the 70s for the next three to four days thanks to the cloud cover and rainfall moving through. But it sure will be muggy!

If you have weekend plans outdoors, pay close attention to the forecast and have a backup plan.

Meteorologist Eric Thomas

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