Relief from blistering heat, humidity arrives for the next few days

Temperatures over the next few days will fall below average for this time of year.
Temperatures will cool off slightly through Saturday before ramping up again Sunday.
Published: Aug. 16, 2023 at 6:23 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - After a few blistering hot days, some relief is on the way.

  • Today: Partly sunny, not as hot, lower humidity
  • Rest of Week: Lots of sun, seasonal, not much rain
  • Weekend: Hot temps near 90 degrees, low rain chances

A break from the heat and humidity is happening today, with high temperatures topping out around 90 degrees, and feels-like temperatures not much different.

Highs today will top out in the upper 80s throughout most of the Carolinas.
Highs today will top out in the upper 80s throughout most of the Carolinas.(WBTV First Alert Weather)

A few showers and maybe a thunderstorm will be possible south and east of Charlotte this afternoon and evening. A few showers will also be possible overnight with some patchy fog developing as well.

Thursday will start with some leftover clouds, otherwise the day will bring lots of sunshine, low rain chances and tolerable afternoon humidity. Highs will top out around 90 degrees.

Seasonal heat in the upper 80s to lower 90s will hold for Friday and the weekend with low rain chances forecast.

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Hope you have a great hump day!

- Meteorologist Eric Garlick