First Alert Wednesday through Saturday, with severe storms possible
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Scattered afternoon and evening strong to severe storms are possible Wednesday through Saturday, with high temperatures in the mid-90s, and heat indices about 100 degrees.
- Heat indices at or above 100° through early in the weekend.
- Highs in the 80s for Sunday and Monday.
Strong to severe storms are possible into early tonight, with any storm capable of producing damaging winds, heavy rainfall, large hail, and frequent lightning. Storms are expected to diminish in coverage overnight into early Wednesday, with patchy fog possible. Overnight low temperatures will be in the mid-70s for the piedmont, and upper 60s in the mountains, with muggy conditions.
Hot and muggy conditions continue Wednesday through Friday, with high temperatures in the mid-90s for the Charlotte Metro area and piedmont, with heat indices at or above 100 degrees. The mountains will feature highs in the 80s, with muggy conditions as well. Afternoon and evening storms are possible across the entire WBTV viewing area Wednesday through Saturday, with damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rainfall the biggest threats.
A cold front will move into the Carolinas on Saturday, with afternoon high temperatures around 90 degrees, and more rounds of strong to severe storms possible. Rain showers may linger Saturday night into early Sunday. Sunday will feature scattered rain showers early, with afternoon high temperatures in the lower 80s for the piedmont, and lower 70s in the mountains.
Monday is expected to be drier, with high temperatures in the mid-80s for the piedmont, and mid-70s for the mountains, with partly cloudy skies.
Hotter temperatures are expected to return midweek next week, with highs in the low to mid 90s for Tuesday and Wednesday, with isolated storms possible.
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Stay safe in the heat, and weather aware for late-day thunderstorms!
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