CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - If you liked yesterday, you will like today just as much. We will see variably cloudy skies with very low rain chances and highs in the mid 70s today. That is about ten degrees above average.
Monday will be much like today. We will pick up a little more cloud cover and highs will still be in the mid 70s. Things start to change up by Tuesday and for the rest of the week.
As of now, Tropical Storm Eta is impacting Cuba, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. Tonight, it will move over the Florida Keys as a strong tropical storm. From there, the storm is set to head back out into the Gulf of Mexico and hang out for a few days. Most models aren’t bringing it any farther north. But even though the storm doesn’t look like it will move right through the Carolinas, we could still see indirect impacts. The combined efforts of Eta to our south and a high pressure system to our north will bring plenty of moisture into the area. That will bring an increased chance for showers on Tuesday. A better chance for heavy rain will arrive on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday still has the potential for a few showers before we could see another round of rain on Saturday. That means we have four First Alerts, Wednesday through Saturday. It doesn’t mean it will be raining all the time for four straight days, but the possibility exists each of those day.
We will continue to monitor the situation as we move into the week ahead. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend!
Meteorologist Leigh Brock