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Wednesday should be warm, with slight chance of thunderstorms

WBTV First Alert Weather forecast for 05.11.16

WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin with The Charlotte Observer weather forecast for May 11, 2016.
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WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin with The Charlotte Observer weather forecast for May 11, 2016.

The Charlotte region has a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, as the mercury is expected to reach an above-normal 84 degrees.

The chance of thunderstorms stands at 30 percent, according to the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C.

Otherwise, the day should remain partly sunny.

The normal high for Wednesday is 78 degrees.

Thunderstorms also are forecast for Thursday and Friday, with the chance climbing from 30 percent during the day Thursday to 50 percent at night and 60 percent Friday. By Friday night, the chance of rain drops to 20 percent.

The high could climb to 87 Thursday and then fall to 81 Friday, 80 Saturday and 76 Sunday. Saturday and Sunday should be sunny or mostly sunny.

The lower temps will come from a cold front expected to cross the area from the west early Friday. The front should also bring drier weather.

Unsettled weather will likely return early next week, however, as a warm front moves northward over the region and stalls, according to the latest NWS forecast.

While Monday should be partly sunny with a high near 81, a 30 percent chance of showers returns Monday night and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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