Heat indices near 100 degree today, but more storms possible

First Alert Weather

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - It will be another hot one!

But with the heat comes another round of thunderstorms in the WBTV viewing area.

A storm front is moving to the east at 25 mph, and is capable of producing damaging winds, quarter-size hail, heavy downpours and frequent lightning.

Just after 5 p.m., storms started firing up south of Charlotte.

WBTV Weather Alerts

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for York, Cherokee and Union counties in South Carolina until 6:15 p.m.

Highs will be in the low 90s but we can’t forget the humidity (even though you might want to by now). It will feel like the mid to upper 90s most of the afternoon.

The heat index could even briefly reach 100 degrees from Charlotte, south. There aren’t many chances for a cooling thunderstorm. There’s only a 20 percent chance today.

The week ahead will keep us in this summer-like pattern. Highs will be in the low 90s through the first half of the week. There’s a 40 percent chance for thunderstorms each afternoon. By the second half of the week, we will have a little better chance for rain. The chance goes up to 50-60%. That will also limit temps a little. We will mainly top out in the upper 80s those days.

For now, the tropics remain fairly quiet.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Meteorologist Leigh Brock

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