Concern along Carolina coast as storm system builds off Florida

by: Vicki Graf Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

More heat expected over next few days in Charlotte.

The radar is fairly quiet; the clouds have something to do with it. The clouds also kept us from warming too much.

 The next few days will feature more heat, at above 90 degrees.

Rain chances will ramp up midweek ahead of a cold front. That front won't cool us too much, but it will keep any tropical trouble from heading this way for the Fourth.

Hurricane hunters are in the system this afternoon and it may be upgraded to a depression at 5. Strengthening will be fairly slow as the system meanders then heads along the North Carolina and South Carolina coast through Thursday night.

The coastal areas may see rain as early as Tuesday night or early Wednesday. The rain will continue off and on into Thursday. Rip currents are also possible.

There will be little to no effect on weather locally. Even the beaches clear out for the Fourth, as the storm pushes north.