There will be plenty of activity on the weather map across the Southeast over the next several days, but a few day-to-day temperature changes will be the only real impact on conditions in the Charlotte region.
In short, expect plenty of sunshine and warm September temperatures through the middle of next week.
A series of weak cold fronts will cross the Carolinas over the next few days. The first will move south of the Charlotte area late Thursday, with another due Saturday. However, there will be little precipitation with these fronts, other than a slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm Saturday.
Thursday could be the warmest day for a while, with temperatures this afternoon expected to approach 90 degrees. Look for highs to be about 5 degrees cooler Friday, but there will be plenty of sunshine both days.
Saturday’s highs might be held to the lower 80s, but temperatures will bounce back to the upper 80s Sunday before slipping a bit to the mid 80s next week.
The big news is that the dry weather will continue. After an extremely wet period through June and July, the precipitation totals since early August have been below-average for Charlotte and much of the rest of the region. Forecasters see little chance of rain until possibly next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Steve Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
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