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Charlotte area could hit record 100 degrees Tuesday

The Charlotte region could hit a record 100 degrees Tuesday afternoon, and higher-than-normal temperatures are expected to continue until the weekend.

The previous record high for June 23 was 98 degrees, set in 1988, National Weather Service meteorologist Neil Dixon said. The normal high is 87.

“This work week will be above normal,” Dixon said Tuesday morning. “Each day will have highs at least in the mid-90s, but generally in the upper 90s through Friday.”

The chance of precipitation through the work week remains low at 30 percent, but “a cold front will be sweeping across the region during this weekend,” Dixon said.

As storms and cloud cover make their way southward, he said, temperatures will finally fall.

Saturday’s high could dip to 90, Sunday’s to a more seasonable 88 and Monday’s to 87, according to the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.

June so far has been 4.8 degrees above normal when averaging daily maximum and minimum temperatures, meteorologist Harry Gerapetritis said.

Fourteen of the 22 days have seen temperatures 90 or above, he said.

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