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  Record cool start Friday with sunshine to dominate

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

  Sunshine expected ahead of coastal storm system

  First Alert continues due to more potential flooding

  First waves of rain arrived, much more to come

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

  Rain chances ramp up over the weekend bringing heavy showers

  First Alert Days issued Saturday through Monday

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  Storm chances low today, rain chances ramp up on Friday

  Thunderstorms struggling to get going; evening First Alert cancelled

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

  Comfortable temperatures before rain chances increase later in the week

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

  Severe storms moving out, milder air moving in

  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

  The unseasonably high heat goes on...

  Day five of heat wave to be hottest so far

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

  Memorial Day Forecast: The heat wave continues

  The heat is here and it’s here to stay

  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.

  First Alert declared for Saturday with showers and storms in the forecast

There could be a lingering shower around tonight, otherwise, it stays muggy as we settle back into 60s again overnight.

  Hurricane Awareness Tour takes Charlotte by storm

Thursday was an exciting day for meteorologists and weather geeks of all stripes around the greater Charlotte region as the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS (better known as the famed ‘Hurricane Hunters’) paid a visit to spread the word of weather safety

  Rain chances increase as we move closer to the weekend

Today will look and feel a lot like yesterday, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine and afternoon readings in the lower 80s.

  Spotty overnight showers move into the morning with afternoon thundershowers likely to develop

In the meantime, any evening thundershowers around Charlotte will slowly die down and give way to overnight lows in the muggy 60s with a few fog patches possible.

  Mixed sun, clouds with afternoon temps peaking close to 80°

In the meantime, any evening thundershowers around Charlotte will die down and give way to overnight lows near 60° with a few fog patches possible.

  Plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures through mid-week

Our weather will remain fairly uneventful through the mid-week period, with plenty of sunshine in the forecast, though the humidity level will start to ramp up by Wednesday.

  FIRST ALERT issued for Saturday, strong storms expected to hit Carolinas

A First Alert Day has been issued for Saturday with a line of strong storms expected to develop to our west late during the afternoon and towards the evening.

  Scattered thunderstorms expected during the weekend with mid 80 temps

Twenty percent chance of rain today but that number increases as we move into the weekend.

  Another day with a quick warm-up into the mid-80s

Much like yesterday, those low clouds will break fairly quickly this morning and afternoon readings will again top out in the middle 80s under partly sunny skies.

  Temperatures expected to rise near the 90s through Saturday

Temperatures expected to rise near the 90s through Saturday

  Cool start to the morning before temps continue to rise into the upper 80s

We’re starting cool this morning with daybreak readings in the 50s, but we can expect a swift warm-up today with afternoon readings topping out in the mid to upper 80s under mostly sunny skies

  Temperatures will rise above average as we move into the week

Looking beyond today, temperatures will rebound around high pressure, generally running in the mid-upper 80s Tuesday through Friday, well above average for late-April/early-May

  Temps will rise into the 80s before we gear up for more rain tomorrow

There could be some more afternoon cloud cover, but the southwest breezes will still make for a warm day.

  Temperatures expected to rise into the 80s through Thursday

We aren’t talking about “summertime” 80s. We’re talking about warm air without the high humidity to go along with it.

  Next few days expected to be warm after slight cool down over weekend

Tuesday and Wednesday will be even warmer. Highs will be in the low 80s and we should stay dry.

  Tornadoes confirmed by NWS crews after surveying damage left by severe weather in the Carolinas

Two crews from the National Weather Service will survey damage across the Carolinas Saturday in the aftermath of severe weather Friday afternoon.

  FIRST ALERT: Strong storms rip through WBTV viewing area

Severe weather moved into our area Friday afternoon, bringing heavy rain, damaging winds and the possibility of tornadoes to the entire WBTV viewing area.

  Looking ahead to First Alert Friday: Gusty winds, heavy downpours, hail

After a warm evening, an increasing shower risk arrives overnight with lows only falling back into the mild 60s.

  Temperatures peak in the 80s, First Alert declared for Friday

After a pleasant evening, dry conditions will prevail tonight with overnight lows only falling back into the mild 50s.

  Sunshine, seasonable temperatures after chilly weather in the morning

Temperatures in the WBTV viewing area Tuesday morning are chilly but we will rise into the 70s by the afternoon

Sunshine to move into the area after Sunday’s severe weather

Temperatures are expected to peak into the 80s this week with sunshine dominating most of the week.

  Storms moved across the Carolinas with tornado warnings, watches

The WBTV viewing area braced for potentially damaging winds and hail as strong thunderstorms moved through Sunday. An isolated chance of a tornado also wasn’t out of the realm of possibilities.

  Warm temps, severe weather expected throughout the weekend

As for today, it will be very warm and very humid with a few widely separated showers for the morning and midday hours.

  Beautiful day filled with ample sunshine and temps near 80°

Ample sunshine today along with a breezy and unseasonably warm afternoon with readings in the upper 70s to near 80°

  Possible wash-out this weekend? Probably not, but you can still expect some showers, t-storms

A huge storm system cutting across the Plains and Midwest will bring blizzard conditions out that way, but simply drag a front across the Carolinas over the weekend.

  Storm system has soggy impact on Charlotte

A storm system brought another afternoon of heavy rain to Charlotte.

  Photographer captures ‘pollmageddon’ over eastern NC before downpour

In the hours before thunderstorms rolled across the state Monday afternoon, NC photographer Jeremy Gilchrist captured photos of what he’s calling “pollmageddon.”

  More rain ahead with seasonable temps in the 70s

Wednesday and Thursday will be fabulous days. With highs in the mid 70s, it will be sunny and dry.

  FIRST ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued as heavy rain, damaging winds and possible hail move in

Thunderstorms are possible from late afternoon through midnight and some could be on the strong to severe side.

  Meteorologists discuss how hurricane rating system affects public perception at weather conference

Director Ken Graham says meteorologists and emergency officials need to do a much better job at communicating real risks to viewers because somehow, the public is missing out on what the real threats are.

  First Alert: Disruptive, heavy rain from morning commute tapering off this afternoon

The disruptive rain is expected to clear out in time for the Knights to take the field again tonight

  First Alert Day issued for Friday as disruptive rain expected

Friday is a First Alert Day with yet another rainy day to close out the week in the forecast.

  Temperatures expected to soar into the 70s during the afternoon

Enjoy the fair weather while we have it, because Friday is a First Alert Day with yet another rainy close to the week in the forecast.

  First Alert Day issued for Friday, disruptive rain expected

A First Alert Day has been issued for Friday as we are expecting disruptive rain to arrive early in the day and hamper the morning commute.

  Yesterday we had snow, today it’s wall-to-wall sunshine with temps in the 70s

Following Tuesday's snowy start and sunny finish, we’re starting off cold this morning but afternoon temps will rise to the 70s.

  Snow, rain and sunshine to greet second day of April

Snow and rain is expected to move into the Charlotte area late morning bringing a light dusting to neighborhoods.

  Cold start to April: Chance of snow Tuesday

With high pressure in control on this first morning of April, it feels more like Winter than Spring

  Seasonal temperatures this morning and 70′s in the afternoon

We’re starting off not in the 20s and 30s this morning, but rather mainly in the seasonal 40s and with that jump start, we’re headed for the 70s this afternoon.

  Average temperatures, sunshine back in the forecast

With high pressure dominating, we’ve got wall to wall sunshine back in the forecast today

  Below average temperatures for March today with wall-to-wall sunshine

Many neighborhoods in the mountains will dip back into the 20s while the Charlotte area will fall back to near 32°.

  Sunshine moves into the area after light morning showers

There are still plenty of clouds around this morning, and in spots, even a few light showers with readings in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

  First Alert Evening: Rain expected to move into the area after beautiful weekend

Partly cloudy and mild conditions will dominate the first half of the day and we’ll jump back into the lower 70s before any rain arrives late in the day.

  Thursday’s showers replaced with sunny, breezy weather across WBTV viewing area

Thursday nights rain showers have moved east of the WBTV viewing area and skies have cleared considerably overnight.

  Cloudy with evening showers, potential thunder moves into the area overnight

Evening showers will push off to the east and skies will clear overnight with lows falling back to the 30s.

  Below average temperatures, northerly breeze make for a chilly day

We’re starting out cold again this morning with daybreak readings in the 20s and 30s, and we’ll only rebound to the mid to upper 50s today.

  Temperatures expected to rise to upper 50s with mostly sunny skies

We’re starting out cold again this morning with daybreak readings in the 20s and 30s, and we’ll only rebound to the mid to upper 50s today under mostly sunny skies.

  Cold start to the day with temps rebounding to the 50s

Clear skies and lighter breezes tonight will allow for readings to fall to near or even below freezing for most WBTV-area neighborhoods Tuesday morning.

  Rain, thunderstorms rolling into the area through the evening

Behind the front, conditions will clear as we head into the weekend. Sunny to partly cloudy skies will be the feature Saturday and Sunday.

  Unseasonably warm with temps jumping into the low to mid 70s

It will remain dry and unseasonably warm with afternoon readings jumping into the low to mid 70s for most WBTV-area neighborhoods.