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First Alert: Showers and storms possible through Friday

All parts of the WBTV News viewing area will have a better rain chance Friday, especially late in the day.
Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 6:53 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Spotty showers around the Piedmont today, with highs near 80°.

There’s a better rain chance again today for the mountains and foothills. All parts of the WBTV News viewing area will have a better rain chance Friday, especially late in the day.

  • Isolated showers in the Piedmont today
  • Higher rain chances in the mountains
  • Lowering rain chances over the weekend

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We have a First Alert in play again today, but as was the case Wednesday, the mountains and foothills and the greatest chance for rain. Neighborhoods in the High Country stand the greatest risk for rain, at about 80%, lowering to about 40% to 50% for the Foothills. The rain risk lowers appreciably for areas southeast of the mountains, standing at only a 20% to 30% chance around Charlotte and the Piedmont. High temperatures today will range from the middle 60s in the mountains to the middle 70s in the Foothills, topping out near 80° across the Piedmont.

The chance of rain begins to drop as we head into Saturday.
The chance of rain begins to drop as we head into Saturday.(Source: WBTV)

Rain will likely remain spotty outside of the mountains tonight before ramping up later on Friday with slightly cooler Charlotte-area highs in the mid to upper 70s. Showers and thunderstorms could be a bit more widespread Friday night, perhaps hampering high school football games and any outdoor plans.

As for the weekend, right now temperatures look to be in the upper 70s on both days with isolated thunderstorms Saturday and no rain in the forecast for Sunday.

If you are planning a trip to the High Country to check out Autumn color, you still have plenty of time. Peak color will likely hold off for another week in the 3,000-4,000 foot level, generally where Boone, Blowing Rock & West Jefferson sit.

Hope you have a great day!

Meteorologist Al Conklin

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