First Alert Weather Day: Rain, strong storms possible for the start of the week
The big story this week will be the lower temperatures.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – With a stalled frontal boundary in the area, the next two days will feature more downpours, especially for the afternoon and evening hours.
- Early week: Tropically humid, more big downpours
- Late week: Sunshine, pleasant temps, low humidity
- Idalia: Florida bracing for major hurricane
In the meantime, while today and Tuesday will be tropically humid, both days will be cooler than it was over the weekend with highs backing down to the mid to upper 80s. In between, showers and storms may be slow to die down tonight with lows in the muggy 70s.
Wednesday will still bring a few thunderstorms, but the coverage is likely to be lower than early in the week. Highs Wednesday will back down to near 80 degrees.
Tropical Storm Idalia will become a hurricane later today as it tracks into the southeast Gulf of Mexico. In time, the storm is forecast to strengthen to a category three – major hurricane – with an expected landfall on Florida’s west coast on Wednesday. From there. Idalia will track well south/east of the Charlotte area, so impacts locally will be minimal, if at all.
On the flip side, behind Idalia, much drier air will filter in, making for very comfortable conditions for Thursday, Friday and the start of the upcoming holiday weekend.
The high Thursday will be in the upper 70s followed by nighttime lows in the 50s. Low to middle 80s are forecast for Friday and Saturday with sunshine dominating.
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Hope you have a great week!
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