First Alert: Periods of rain this weekend will be heavy at times

A stray shower will be possible Friday before rain chances increase this weekend.
Periods of rain will develop throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, with heavy rainfall at times.
Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Periods of rain will develop throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, with heavy rainfall at times. Even though there are expected to be breaks in the rain at times, localized flooding could develop where heavy rainfall develops.

First Alert: Periods of rain likely this weekend

  • Comfortable and seasonable Friday ahead
  • First Alert: Off and on showers and thunderstorms for the weekend
  • Mostly sunny & dry end to the 7-day forecast

Friday will be another seasonable day with temperatures starting off in the mid 60s and topping out in the low to mid 80s for most! The mountains will only make it into the 70s for our Friday afternoon. Although a stray shower is possible late, most of the area will end out the work week on a dry note... Good news for any high school football game plans!

First Alert: An upper level low over the Gulf of Mexico will be ushering in plenty of tropical moisture over the region this weekend and periods of rain are likely Saturday and Sunday. A few instances of flash flooding will be possible, especially in areas that saw several inches of rain on Labor Day. Overall, 1-3″ of rain, with isolated higher amounts, are expected until a cold front moves through and drier air works in for the middle of next week. It won’t be raining in your location all weekend long and some of those outdoor plans may be salvageable, but plan to keep the rain gear with you!

Weekend outlook
Weekend outlook(WBTV First Alert Weather)

Highs will only reach the mid to upper 70s Saturday and near 80-degrees for our Sunday afternoon.

Tropical Update: We’re still watching two disturbances that have a low and medium threat of tropical development within the next 2-5 days. Danielle in now post-tropical and Hurricane Earl will likely become a major hurricane by the end of the work week. Although direct impacts are not expected, dangerous rip currents are forecast along the east coast through early next week!

Have a great rest of your week and stay tuned for forecast updates!

Beachgoers will need to pay close attention to local warnings. Swimmers are urged to swim only in beaches protected by lifeguards, and only experienced swimmers should enter the surf.

We are also closely monitoring a weather disturbance in the Eastern Atlantic that is expected to become a tropical depression.

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Keep your rain gear with you this weekend!