First Alert Weather Day for record-challenging heat on Friday after cooler Wednesday

Enjoy it while it lasts; temperatures will climb again on Thursday.
The temperatures will start to climb again on Thursday after a Wednesday break.
Published: Aug. 23, 2023 at 5:07 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2023 at 1:40 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – After a really nice Wednesday afternoon with highs running close to our average high of 88° for today. With the humidity levels are not off the charts and a nice breeze. That will all start to change as we move through the next couple of days.

  • Thursday: 90s return and humidity will increase
  • Friday: Record-challenging high temperatures, humid
  • Weekend: Hot Saturday, late storms, cooler Sunday

Look for clear skies and comfortable temperatures tonight with lows mainly in the 60s.

Thursday will bring a return to high heat with readings in the lower 90s under mostly sunny skies. There are some indications popping up that we could see a rain chance building, but confidence is low that we will see any of that activity develop.

Friday could turn out to be the hottest day of the year, with a record-challenging high of 98 degrees. There’s little chance for much rain and the humidity will push the heat index well over 100 degrees for several hours Friday afternoon.

Saturday will still be hot with the mid-90s forecast, but the day will likely end with thunderstorms, perhaps a few on the strong side.

Behind a stout cool front, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will bring much cooler weather with a lingering rain risk and highs dropping back into the cooler 80s.

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Hope you have a great hump day!

- Meteorologist Eric Garlick