Showers on the way, but Wednesday will be mostly sunny

Some relief from the drought is likely on the way, but not right away. Expect Wednesday to be mostly sunny with a high near 96.

The chance for showers and thunderstorms arrives Wednesday night, when it will be more cloudy with a 30 percent chance for precipitation. The low is expected to be around 72, according to the National Weather Service.

The chance for showers and thunderstorms increases to 40 percent Thursday and 50 percent Thursday night. Thursday’s high will be a little lower, about 91 degrees, with a low of 70.

Friday’s temperatures will be more moderate at 89 degrees for the high, with a 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms during the day and a 30 percent chance Friday night, when the low will once again be about 70.

Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms