Weather for the first day of school in the Charlotte area looks quite nice. We will likely have a fair amount of cloud cover, along with cooler-than-normal temperatures.
The morning will start out in the 60s with highs rebounding to the mid to upper 70s. There is a 10- to 20-percent chance for a late-day shower and that would be mainly along and south of I-85.
We are also looking at a potential tropical system. Right now, it seems to be getting its act together off the South Carolina/Georgia coast. Winds are around 35 mph. It could reach tropical storm status today.
If it does, the name will be Irma. While it doesn't look like a terribly strong storm or like it would have much of an impact on the area, winds could reach 35-45 mph along the NC/SC coast and there could be 2-4 inches of rain for area beaches.
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Closer to home, lots of clouds here and a few showers tonight and early Tuesday before some sunshine returns for Tuesday afternoon. Highs again likely to be in the cool 70s.
For the rest of the local forecast, we will remain below average for much of the week. Highs return to the low 80s on Wednesday and stay there for the duration of the week.
Rain chances look to be in the 30- to 40-percent range starting Thursday. A lot will depend on if Harvey begins to move and throws moisture our way. That could change things up by the end of the week.