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Holiday weekend expected to be warm, mostly dry around Charlotte

Temperatures around Charlotte are expected to remain warmer than normal today, something forecasters expect to continue into next week.

A high of around 90 degrees and a 20 percent chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms are likely, according to The National Weather Service.

While there will be plenty of sun throughout the day, there could be increasing cloud cover as the afternoon progresses, particularly north of Charlotte near the Interstate 40 area, said meteorologist Rodney Hinson.

Saturday is expected to be much the same as today, with an overnight low in the mid to upper 60s. But the highest chance for showers will come Sunday, Hinson said.

“There’s an increase in moisture coming in during the day,” he said, noting there will be a 40 to 50 percent chance for showers, with highs in the upper 80s.

“Hopefully Sunday won’t be a washout, but that’s the best chance for rain.”

Sunday will likely be mostly cloudy with above average overnight lows near 70 degrees, Hinson said.

After relatively low humidity earlier in the week, levels are on the rise “and will be more noticeable” today and through the weekend, Hinson said. “Not oppressively so ... but you’ll definitely feel it on Sunday.”

Monday will see highs in the upper 80s with about a 30 percent chance for afternoon and evening storms.

Trenda: 704-358-5089; Twitter: @htrenda
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