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Charlotte weather: Hot now, and even hotter next week

If you think it’s hot now around Charlotte, just wait until next week. That’s when the area flirts with 100-degree temperatures.

While Friday was hot again, it wasn’t as hot as it’s been for the past couple of days. And that’s the end of the good news as far as the heat is concerned.

Temperatures reached the mid-90s on Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C. But between the heat and humidity, it felt closer to 100 degrees. There was a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday will also see mid-90s temperatures, and those numbers will climb a little on Sunday and Monday, Gerapetritis said.

But Tuesday and Wednesday is when the area approaches 100-degree temperatures. That would come close to breaking temperature records for the area, which hit 101 degrees in 1987 for Tuesday and 100 degrees in 1983 for Wednesday, NWS meteorologist Harry Gerapetritis said.

“We’re not going to see much of a break until maybe the end of next week,” he said.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are in the upper 80s.

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