CHARLOTTE, N.C. - WEEKEND FORECAST: Nate strengthened to a hurricane Friday night. It will make landfall along the Gulf coast Saturday.
From there, the forecast path takes the storm northeast, the center will stay west of us in Charlotte as it weakens to a tropical storm/depression.
Some of that tropical moisture will bring us very warm and muggy conditions this weekend, with scattered showers Saturday.
As Nate gets closer to the TN Valley Sunday, heavier rain will be possible for us Sunday night into Monday. An upper-level front will move through that will stall over Charlotte bringing us several chances for rain into next week.
Rainfall amounts will stay less than 1 inch in Charlotte through early next week. Flooding is not a concern here, however, the mountains could see several inches of rain so flash flooding will be a concern.
While the storm threat will be low, there could be a rumble of thunder over the next few days.
Channel 9's team of meteorologists will keep an eye on Charlotte's most powerful radar to see if any rain will affect Sunday's Bank of America 500 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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