First Alert: Shower and storm chances elevated through Friday

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 7:03 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - With a weak front slowly pushing south toward the WBTV viewing area, our shower and storm chances will remain on the high side right through Friday. 

Both today and Friday may bring a slightly higher risk for severe weather – hail and damaging winds – and localized flash flooding. This is particularly true in urban areas and neighborhoods where heavy rain has recently fallen.  

Highs will run in the upper 80s today and Friday, but the heat index will make it feel more like the lower 90s for several afternoon hours each day.

  • Tropical humidity in no hurry to leave
  • First Alert holds for active late-week wet weather
  • A little break from the rain and humidity next week

Tonight will be warm and muggy with low clouds. Evening showers may be very slow to die down overnight with lows only falling back to around 70°.

As for the weekend, I am forecasting a lingering chance for scattered thunderstorms on Saturday with highs in the middle 80s, as the front finally pushes through the WBTV area.  Sunday and the first part of next week will offer a break from the wet weather and, perhaps more importantly, a break from the oppressive humidity!

Hope you have a great day!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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