Another scorcher on tap for Charlotte

The Charlotte region can expect another scorcher Friday, as the high could reach 98 under sunny skies, with no chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The region climbed to 99 degrees Thursday, shy of the 101 mark set in 1986.

Temperatures will fall a few degrees beginning Saturday, but it will remain hot, with forecast highs of 94 Saturday, 92 Sunday and 94 again Monday and Tuesday.

Charlotte has a “low chance” of rain Saturday, although areas to the north and northwest of the city, including Hickory, could see some late scattered showers and thunderstorms, NWS meteorologist Doug Outlaw said Friday morning.

The next best chance of precipitation is Tuesday, Outlaw said. The NWS calls for a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms that day.

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