A slight chance of scattered thunderstorms is expected in the Charlotte region Tuesday afternoon and evening, with isolated areas of heavy rain also possible, according to the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.
The chance of storms increases to 50 percent Wednesday and Thursday, before dropping to 30 percent Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tuesday should remain partly sunny, with a forecast high of 88. The normal high is about 84.
Highs are expected to remain at 87 or 88 until dropping to 84 Saturday and 78 Sunday as a cold front moves in.
Rainfall remains well below normal. The Charlotte region has seen 22.42 inches of rain this year, compared with 29.38 inches normally. The region is in what the U.S. Drought Monitor classifies as a moderate drought, with voluntary water conservation in many communities.