Charlotte could see showers and thunderstorms Thursday

An unseasonably strong upper level disturbance is expected to approach Western North Carolina and the Charlotte region from the Tennessee Valley, resulting in a good chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.

High pressure building across the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic, meanwhile, will send a weak front farther south Thursday night and early Friday, returning typical late July weather for the weekend, according to NWS forecasters.

The chance of scattered thunderstorms stands at 50 percent Thursday afternoon and 40 percent Thursday night, with a forecast high of 90 – far more comfortable than the recent high 90s.

Friday’s high could drop to 89, before highs inch back to 90 Saturday and Sunday under mostly sunny skies.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak