First Alert: Rain chances increase for this weekend
Wednesday: Upper 80s for the piedmont and lower 70s for the mountains.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Another warm day ahead. First Alert: Periods of rain return for the weekend.
- Mid-upper 80s, few showers and storms Wednesday
- Slightly cooler, drier to end the work week
- First Alert: Unsettled at times this weekend
It was a warm and humid Tuesday afternoon, but we’ll be slightly cooler for our Wednesday behind a weak cold front. Morning lows will start off in the upper 60s and afternoon high temperatures will range from the low 70s for our mountain communities to the upper 80s for the Charlotte Metro. A few showers and storms are possible by the second half of the day.
With high pressure anchored to our northeast by the end of the work week, drier and slightly more comfortable air will work in. Highs will only top out in the low to mid 80s both Thursday and Friday afternoons. Most will stay dry!
First Alert: The pattern changes heading into the weekend... An upper-level low pressure system over the Gulf of Mexico will usher plenty of moisture into the area Saturday through the start of next week. This will bring periods of rain and a few storms to the area until a cold front can move through next week. We’re still a few days out, so be sure to stay tuned for timing and coverage updates as we get closer!
Isolated to scattered rain and storms linger into early next week, with high temperatures in the lower 80s.
Tropical Update: Earl is now a Category 1 hurricane as of the latest NHC update and is forecast to intensify to major hurricane status by the end of the week. Although no direct impacts are expected to the US, rip current issues are expected along the coastline. Hurricane Danielle is even farther away and will not cause any issues as it continues to work northeast. Two additional areas are being monitored for potential development within the next 2-5 days. Stay tuned!
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Keep your umbrella with you this weekend!
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