Late-summer heat coming for the midweek

Today brings more sunshine with warm afternoon readings in the mid to upper 80s.
Today brings more sunshine with warm afternoon readings in the mid to upper 80s.
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 6:57 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A strong area of high pressure will hold across the south and keep us unseasonably warm and dry for most of this week.

  • Today:  Mostly sunny and unseasonably warm
  • Midweek: Downright hot, stays dry
  • Friday and weekend: Fall feel to the air

Today brings more sunshine with warm afternoon readings in the mid to upper 80s.

Mostly clear and mild tonight with lows in the lower 60s.

The midweek period will bring more sunshine and feel more like summer with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Fall arrives Thursday and it will be our last day near 90 degrees as a cold front moves our way. Though we need rain, this front will only bring a small shower chance Thursday afternoon, followed by much cooler air for Friday and the weekend.

There will be plenty of sunshine to go around, but afternoon readings will knock back to the upper 70s Friday and Saturday before inching back up into the low to mid-80s on Sunday. Nighttime lows will be in the cool 40s and 50s Thursday night through Saturday night.

Tropical Update: Hurricane Fiona will move off the Dominican Republic today, but not before bringing strong winds and flash flooding. Fiona is forecast to become a major hurricane later this week as it moves north to near Bermuda. The storm will remain well offshore of the U.S. east coast; however, there will likely be large swells, rough surf and strong rip currents along the Carolina beaches through the end of the week. Beachgoers will need to pay close attention to local warnings. Swimmers are urged to swim only at beaches protected by lifeguards.

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Hope you have a great week!

Chief Meteorologist Al Conklin