First Alert Weather Day: Heavy rain, damaging wind possible Tuesday

Look for patchy clouds and mild tonight with lows in the lower 60s.
The chance for that severe weather is in the afternoon and evening on Tuesday.
Published: May. 15, 2023 at 5:55 AM EDT|Updated: May. 15, 2023 at 7:11 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Mixed clouds and sunshine and warm again today with afternoon readings near 80 degrees. The best chance for showers today will be over the mountains, where temperatures will be in the low to mid-70s.

  • Today: Clouds and sun, mainly dry, seasonal temps
  • Tuesday: First Alert: Strong thunderstorms
  • Rest of Week: Cooler, lower humidity, dry

Look for patchy clouds and mild tonight with lows in the lower 60s.

Tuesday is a First Alert Weather Day. A strong cold front will push toward the Charlotte area Tuesday with a couple of rounds of showers and thunderstorms drifting in from the northwest. Some of the storms will likely be quite strong, if not severe. The main threats appear to be damaging wind gusts, lightning, hail and even an isolated tornado or two.

In advance of the front, Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week with highs in the middle 80s before any rain comes to town.

Behind the front, drier, cooler conditions with lowering humidity will filter in for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Highs Wednesday will be close to 80 degrees before cooler 70s set up for the back end of the workweek.

The weekend probably brings seasonal highs near 80 degrees with a small thundershower risk.

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Hope you have a great week!

Chief Meteorologist Al Conklin