Record-challenging heat on the way for Friday

It’ll be partly cloudy and mild tonight with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Published: Aug. 24, 2023 at 4:58 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2023 at 7:45 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A break in the heat and humidity Wednesday, but that will continue to change over the next couple of days. High Temperatures will top out in the mid-90s Thursday.

  • Today: Hotter, Evening Storms Possible
  • Friday: Record-challenging high temperatures, humid
  • Weekend: Hot Saturday, late storms, cooler Sunday

A few storms will be possible Thursday Evening and even a severe storm or two could develop.

Friday could turn out to the be the hottest day of the year, with a record-challenging high of 98°. The increased humidity will push the heat index well over 100° for several hours Friday afternoon and yet again, there’s a small PM thunderstorm chance.

Saturday will still be hot with mid 90s forecast, but the day will likely end with a few scattered thunderstorms. Behind a stout cool front, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday will bring much cooler weather with a lingering rain risk. Highs Sunday will be near 90° before dropping back into the cooler 80s Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

The tropics have a lot of activity brewing right now, but we are not expecting any major impacts to our area of the next couple of weeks at least.

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Meteorologist Eric Garlick