Charlotte can expect higher than usual temperatures this week

Charlotte area residents can expect temperatures this week to climb several degrees higher than the June averages, a National Weather Service spokesman said Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees on Monday, climbing to 94 by Wednesday. The average for this time of June is usually around 87, said meteorologist Jeffrey Taylor.

The higher temperatures come just days before the first official day of summer, June 21, he said.

Meanwhile, low temperatures will only hit 68 on Monday, even though the average low for this time of year is usually around 65, said Taylor.

And the chance for precipitation will hover around 20 percent or less all week long, increasing to as much as 30 percent by Friday, he said.

“There will be scattered clouds pretty much every afternoon and evening,” said Taylor. “It usually clears out some overnight.”

Jennifer Frost, assistant to the director for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department, said she is not aware of any plans for cooling stations this week.

The department typically organizes the local stations, which provide residents with a reprieve from the heat during the summer months.