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Charlotte weather: Storms, then a break from the heat by Sunday

Charlotte Observer weather forecast 06.26.15

WBTV meteorologist Lindsay Tapases with The Charlotte Observer weather forecast for June 26, 2015.
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WBTV meteorologist Lindsay Tapases with The Charlotte Observer weather forecast for June 26, 2015.

There’s a chance of thunderstorms in the Charlotte area through Saturday night. But by Sunday, the weather will be dry and cool – at least compared to the record-breaking heat so far this month.

Saturday’s storms could be severe at times as a cold front pushes through the area, said John Tomko, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C.

After a 60 percent chance of rain overnight Friday, Saturday’s storm chances reach 70 percent. The rain potential comes as drought conditions have returned to Mecklenburg County for the first time in a couple of years.

Sunday will be dry and a little cooler than normal, Tomko said. Sunday’s highs are expected to only reach 84 degrees.

Monday will be in the upper 80s, and then Tuesday through at least Friday are expected to be in the low 90s. A chance of rain returns on Wednesday.

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