The chance for storms Friday afternoon will give way to a mostly sunny weekend and slightly cooler temperatures.
As a cold front moves into the area, Friday’s high will reach the upper 80s before scattered thunderstorms develop this afternoon. National Weather Service Meteorologist Harry Gerapetritis said the peak chance for storms in the Charlotte area will be mid- to late afternoon.
“A few storms along that front could be strong or severe,” he said.
The cold front is expected to move through overnight, bringing slightly cooler temperatures – predicted high of 85 for Saturday and 84 for Sunday – as well as drier conditions.
“Saturday will be party cloudy and about a 20-percent chance of an afternoon shower or storm, but it’d be quite sparse,” Gerapetritis said.
“Sunday is definitely looking cooler and drier … there will be more sun and smaller chance of rain, 10 percent or less.”
Gerapetritis said next week will start out with temperatures in the low to mid 80s before bouncing back into the high 80s Wednesday and Thursday.
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