The Charlotte region can expect two more days in the high 90s, before the heat finally eases up over the weekend.
Highs are forecast at 98 degrees Thursday and Friday. With humidity, it will feel like 102 degrees by Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.
The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms stands at only 30 percent both days, but then leaps to a 60 percent chance Friday night and Saturday.
As clouds and rain move in Friday night, temperatures are forecast to drop to a more seasonable high of 88 Saturday.
The sun is expected to return Sunday and Monday, with respective highs of 84 and 86.