Temps gradually fall, rain chances gradually rise

Hard to believe, but we’ll spend a good portion of next week in the low and mid-80s during the daytime.
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 6:44 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 7:01 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A weak cold front is moving through the region Friday night and it will make just enough of a difference to hopefully help us avoid a heat advisory over the weekend.

  • Heat slowly backs off this weekend
  • Showers and storms return next week
  • Even less heat and better air quality

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Don’t expect to be very comfortable though as highs will still cruise back into the lower 90s.  The only favored time for storms beyond this evening appears to be Sunday.  That will be followed by a second weak cold front arriving Monday night which will drive our chances for rain and storms back upward again.  This front will stall and remain nearby, just to our southeast for the ensuing days and keep the weather pattern unsettled.

The outcome from this setup however is largely positive as:

  • Some folks need some rain, parts of our area are abnormally dry.
  • The clouds and patchy rain will limit the sunlight and limit the heat.
  • The patchy rain and breezy conditions will improve the air quality.

In the meantime, be careful this weekend outdoors as the summer broil continues.

Meteorologist Eric Thomas

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