Showers and thunderstorms could intrude on cookouts and fireworks in parts of the Charlotte area on Monday, according to the latest government forecasts.
“It looks like we are expecting, unfortunately, a fairly good chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening,” Josh Palmer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., said Friday.
A low pressure system is expected to move into the area from the Ohio Valley by early Monday, increasing the chance of rain later in the day, he said.
Palmer put the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms at 45 percent to 55 percent Monday afternoon and evening. But he cautioned that “there’s still a lot of uncertainty” with how much rain could fall and where. “Not every spot is going to see the same amount of rain,” he said.
And while the region has “a good chance” of scattered showers and thunderstorms, he said, “we’re not expecting a complete washout.”
Saturday, meanwhile, has only a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with the chance increasing to 50 percent Sunday.
Highs could hit 90 on Friday, 91 Saturday, 88 Sunday and 89 Monday.