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  First Alert: Moderate to heavy rain showers continue into the first part of weekend

A First Alert is in effect for the entire WBTV viewing area Friday as rain showers impact your day.

  First Alert: Rain to spread across Carolinas with flurries possible in some areas

  First Alert: Winter Storm Warning in effect as snow continues falling in NC mountains

  First Alert travel advisory Wednesday morning

  First Alert Day Saturday - But not all bad news!

Late-season tropical storm forms northeast of Leeward Islands

  First Alert declared for Wednesday morning as temps continue to plummet

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  First Alert issued for a COLD Wednesday morning

  First Alert Evening Thursday - then the cold blast

  First Alert Friday morning

  Storms will give way to a winter chill

  First Alert Day Halloween - potential severe weather

  Potential for strong to severe Halloween thunderstorms triggers another First Alert Day

  First Alert Days issued Wednesday and Halloween

A First Alert Day that was declared for Wednesday has been extended into Halloween, as there is a chance for rain both Wednesday and Thursday.

  Mountains having an unusually long Fall color season

The warm weather in September and for much of October has kept leaves on the trees and led to a late Fall color season that could stretch into November.

  First Alert Day declared for Saturday night, Sunday morning ahead of possible storms

Rain becomes more likely after dark Saturday night and more rain with a threat of thunderstorms will move through the area Sunday morning.

  First Alert Day declared for Saturday night, Sunday ahead of possible storms

Rain showers will increase across the WBTV viewing area Saturday night into Sunday as a cold front moves more into the region.

BLOG: Post Tropical Cyclone Nestor continues to spread rain across the Carolinas.

  First Alert Day issued for Saturday as tropical rain moves in

Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 to bring weekend rain to the Carolinas

  Path of the Storm: Hurricane Hugo 30 Years Later

  BLOG: Humberto strengthens but heads away from the Carolinas

  Comparing hurricanes: Matthew vs Dorian

  Man preparing home for Hurricane Dorian dies after fall from ladder in NC

Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina’s first Hurricane Dorian related death at a press conference Wednesday morning, at least 36 hours before the storm arrives at the coast.

  Hurricane Dorian continues to ravage Bahamas as it moves toward U.S. mainland

The latest forecast models indicate Dorian will make a turn to the north over the next 24 hours bringing heavy rain, tropical storm to hurricane force winds and along storm surge to t

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  Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued as storms move through the Carolinas

The majority of the WBTV viewing area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7 p.m. The storms are moving to the SE and will likely bring gusty winds and heavy rain to many of us.

  Storms likely again on Friday

Little change expected Friday with another day of multiple rounds of showers and strong thunderstorms.

  First Alert: Heavy rain possible at times Tuesday

First Alert Tuesday! The long stretch of hot weather will be coming to an end today. A cold front is on the move.

  First Alert Day Tuesday, heavy afternoon rain and storms likely

With the rain and storms stalling across our Southeastern counties during the evening, some localized flooding will be possible with heavy rainmakers that will also be slow movers.

  Storms bring heavy rain, lightning late Friday night, Heat Advisory issued for Saturday

Daily storms chances will remain fairly low – in the 30-40% range – over the weekend before picking up early next week.

  Heat wave rolls on

The next time we expect to be below 90° won’t occur for another solid week.

  Day 7: Heat wave continues

Today will be day seven of our current heatwave with highs expected to jump back into the mid 90s again this afternoon. In fact, today will be day 18 of the past 20 with a high temperature of at least 90° in Charlotte.

  Another round of storms, mainly south of I-40 Friday evening

As storms die down Friday evening, temperatures will fall back to the lower 70s with a few fog patches possible.

  Slow moving downpours Thursday evening

While isolated severe storms will be possible, the bigger threat will be heavy rain from the slow moving downpours.

  Heat and humidity now... watching the tropics for later

Temperatures are in the low 90s but when you factor in the humidity, it feels closer to 100°.

  Lower temps with another round of storms expected

We do not expect today to be as hot, and in fact some areas may not even reach 90° for the first time in about a week. With that in mind, more rounds of storms are expected to refire this afternoon as well as both weekend days.

  Air Quality Warning issued on hottest day yet

Today, we are aiming for 96°. We aren’t getting a break in the humidity department either. There is a 20% chance for afternoon thunderstorms. That’s about our only hope for cooling today.

  Thunderstorms likely this evening after a hot, dry day

Unlike your typical summer time thunderstorms – which move in during the afternoon and move out after dinner time - today’s storms are likely to come this evening.

  Hot, humid with a slight chance of a thundershower

This first full week of Summer is shaping up to be pretty typical in terms of weather: hot, humid and just a slight chance for a daily thundershower. Again, just about what you’d expect for the last week of June.

  Overnight storms to follow a beautiful Friday

A cluster of thunderstorms is moving through Illinois and Missouri right now and will travel along a warm front through Kentucky, Tennessee, and eventually into the Carolinas late tonight, between about midnight and 5am.

  Severe threat has ended for the evening

Numerous severe thunderstorm warnings this evening produced wind damage along the I-85 corridor, but fortunately the severe weather threat has ended for the night.

  Charlotte pastor asking for volunteers to help with flood cleanup near Mountain Island Lake community

A Charlotte pastor is asking for volunteers to step up and help families who are in need after severe flooding damaged several homes.

  Only isolated evening showers Wednesday, bigger threat Thursday

A front on the move Thursday will provide a little bit better trigger for more organized storm development.

  Tropical humidity will lead to more downpours

Following last night’s storms, we’re starting off in the muggy 70s again this morning under mostly cloudy skies. Those clouds and more thunderstorms will likely keep a lid on our temperatures today, topping out in the mid to upper 80s, which again, is right on target for this time of the year.

  Summer is back! Tracking thunderstorms for the next few days

We get a bit of a break on Friday and Saturday. It will be around 90° but rain chances won’t go over 10-20%.

  Scattered summertime storms likely this week

Following last night’s storms, we’re starting off in the muggy 70s this morning under mostly cloudy skies. Those clouds and more thunderstorms will likely keep a lid on our temperatures today, topping out in the mid to upper 80s, which again, is right on target for this time of the year.

  Record cool start Friday with sunshine to dominate

Today could turn out to be a top-10 day for the Charlotte area!

  Coastal storm to bring mid-week weather shift

Rain may be most concentrated along the I-85 corridor, but most any neighborhood is fair game for wet weather today.

BLOG: Duke Energy’s lake level forecast led to confusion

As per WBTV News coverage Monday evening, Duke Energy contends lake levels were lowered throughout the Catawba River chain starting a week prior to the event, based on the forecast of tropically-induced heavy rain that was expected to unfold over several days near the headwaters of the basin.

  Sunshine expected ahead of coastal storm system

Last night’s front has pushed off to the east, taking the showers with it. Behind it, skies have cleared and we’re getting set for a beautiful day!

  First Alert continues due to more potential flooding

The Flash Flood Watch continues to be in effect until 9 pm. There are also several Flood Warnings along the Catawba River.

  First waves of rain arrived, much more to come

Already over an inch of rain has fallen across most of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area with other areas west of Charlotte toward the foothills picking up two or more inches of rain.

  Rain may thin out in spots towards evening, but more’s in store for Saturday

Areas of rain continue to move through heavy at times this afternoon, however, we are seeing signs that the rain may thin out in spots this evening as the bulk of it shifts Northeast.

  Rain chances ramp up over the weekend bringing heavy showers

The rain will be scattered throughout the day and become more heavy over the weekend

  First Alert Days issued Saturday through Monday

Waves of rain and embedded storms begin to arrive throughout the second half of the day Friday, lasting for the most part throughout all of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

  Storm chances low today, rain chances ramp up on Friday

Although rain chances are low today, we can expect showers to move into the area tomorrow through the beginning of next week.

  Thunderstorms struggling to get going; evening First Alert cancelled

While at one point the potential for severe thunderstorms existed this afternoon, we have been unable to overcome a cap of stability overhead that has dramatically reduced the threat for thunderstorms across the area this evening.

  Badly needed rain right around the corner, along with a possibly very wet weekend

Disruptive showers and storms continue to increase over the central sections of the country and they are heading our way with the first wave of rain with embedded thunderstorms showing up tomorrow.

  Comfortable temperatures before rain chances increase later in the week

More sunshine, low humidity and comfortable temperatures are in the forecast today with afternoon readings in the low to middle 80s.

  Reasonable temperatures expected for the week as showers dominate most of the week

WBTV viewing area can expect a much-wetter pattern with much-needed showers as thunderstorms dominate the forecast for the late-week and weekend.

  Severe storms moving out, milder air moving in

There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for much of the WBTV viewing area until 11 p.m. Friday as severe weather moves through the Carolinas.

  Relief in sight of record-breaking heat, chance for thundershowers increase

The upper-level ridge responsible for the record-challenging heat wave over the past week is beginning to break down.

  Thursday tied a 101 year record high temperature. But a break is coming!

The 90-degree streak is mercifully coming to an end. Highs on Friday will still be near 90° but they head down from there.

  Charlotte ties 101-year-old heat record ahead of temperature shift

Yes, it is hot again! In fact, it hasn’t been this hot on a May 30 in Charlotte for 101 years! We hit 95-degrees in Charlotte just before 5 p.m. today. We last hit 95 degrees on this day in 1918.

  Heat wave continues as another day hits 95 degrees

After another high temperature of 95 blistering degrees on Wednesday, that now makes four of the last five high temperatures hitting 95°.

  Day 6 of heat wave to be hottest so far

Today will be day six of our current early-season heat wave and it looks to be the hottest day so far, as I’m forecasting an afternoon high of 96° for Charlotte, just shy of the record of 98° set back in 1941.

  The unseasonably high heat goes on...

We have at least two more days with highs in the mid 90s.

  Day five of heat wave to be hottest so far

Today will be day five of our current early-season heat wave and it looks to be the hottest day so far, as I’m forecasting an afternoon high of 96° for Charlotte, just shy of the record of 97° set back in 1941.

  The heat wave continues, and the hottest temps are yet to come

It still looks like Tuesday & Wednesday will be the hottest day of this heat wave stretch with a forecast high of 96° both afternoons.

  Memorial Day Forecast: The heat wave continues

Highs will reach the mid 90s while cooling rain chances remain almost zero. Make the most of the day - but take care of yourself.

  The heat is here and it’s here to stay

With our first heat wave of the season on the way, don’t forget to take safety precautions to avoid heat related-illnesses over the next few days.

  Gear up for 90s: Holiday heat wave begins

The well-advertised heat wave is about to start! Get set, we’re on our way to the 90s today…and for many days to come!

  Temps rise as we approach major heat wave

After a seasonal and cooler day Wednesday – most of the day around Charlotte was spent in the 70s – we’re looking at much warmer conditions moving forward.

  Clouds, rain chances and cooler temps expected ahead of heat wave

While Charlotte will still probably inch back up to the lower 80s this afternoon, and some neighborhoods in the foothills will fall short of 80°.

  A preview of Summer ahead with temps peaking into the 90s

We will likely see our first 90° day of the season over the next few days

  Steady warm-up as we head towards the weekend

Most neighborhoods outside of the mountains will push 90° for the first time since early October of last year

  Spectacular mid-week forecast with temps pushing the 90s

We turn considerably warmer by Friday with high temperatures jumping to the upper 80s then.

  Coolest morning in three weeks, temps expected to rise to lower 70s

We turn a little bit warmer late week with high temperatures rebounding into the 80s for Thursday and Friday

  Nice stretch of weather expected during the week with temps in the 70s

Get set for a nice day, complete with mostly sunny skies, lowering humidity and a warm breeze out of the west.

  First Alert Saturday, showers and storms roll through the region

A First Alert Day has been declared as periods of rain are in the forecast for most of the day on Saturday, with pockets of heavier rain and embedded thunderstorms at times as well.