First Alert: An earlier Monday start to storms expected

There may be a quicker start to the wet weather today, and with that, Charlotte may not quite make it to 90 degrees this afternoon.
There may be a quicker start to the wet weather today, and with that, Charlotte may not quite make it to 90 degrees this afternoon.
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 7:30 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A First Alert remains in play today, as more showers and storms are in the forecast, but there are some subtle changes.

  • First Alert Today: Storms may get an earlier start
  • Midweek: Middle 90s back in the forecast
  • Looking Ahead: Above-normal temps hold thru the weekend

There may be a quicker start to the wet weather today, and with that, Charlotte may not quite make it to 90 degrees this afternoon, something that has happened each of the past 17 days. It will be a close call.

Regardless, the heat index will make a run into the middle 90s, so it will still feel steamy! As was the case over the weekend, the main concerns today are lightning, damaging wind gusts and heavy downpours that could lead to localized flooding.

Another warm and sticky night will follow with lows close to 70 degrees.

The midweek period will bring slightly a lower rain chance but higher heat. High temperatures Tuesday through Thursday will make a run back to the low to middle 90s each day with heat index values in the upper 90s. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible each afternoon.

For the end of the week and the weekend, we’ll be keeping a close eye on a cold front which will likely increase the coverage of showers and storms across the area. Highs on Friday into the weekend will drop from the lower 90s, still above normal for this time of the year.

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Hope you have a great week!

Chief Meteorologist Al Conklin

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