40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday

The Charlotte region has a 40 percent shot at showers and thunderstorms Thursday, mainly after 1 p.m.

Patchy morning fog is expected to clear by 9 a.m., giving way to partly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C.

The day could be really warm, with an expected high of 87. That’s 9 degrees above the normal high.

Thursday night is forecast to turn partly cloudy, with another 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a low of about 66.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms increases to 50 percent after 2 p.m. Friday, while Saturday and Sunday should be sunny.

Highs are expected to drop to 82 Friday, 81 Saturday, 75 Sunday and 78 Monday.

A front crossing the area Friday morning should bring drier and cooler conditions in its wake.

Another reinforcing Canadian high is expected over the region Sunday, and then to slide offshore.

As a moist southerly flow returns, chances for showers and thunderstorms will increase early next week, according to the NWS.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak