CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It was very warm as you stepped out the door this morning and Friday will likely be the hottest day of the week.
High temperatures will reach the mid-90s for the first time in Charlotte this week and heat index values will hover in the upper 90s, close to 100 degrees.
Storm chances will be low again Friday afternoon, with the best shot up north, across the mountains and Foothills. Some of those storms could try to work their way into the metro area late Friday evening.
The better chance for stormy weather will arrive Saturday afternoon, with more widespread downpours. This will eventually bring in some relief from the heat by the end of the weekend.
Friday may be the hottest day of the week, at 95 degrees, but not the hottest day of the year though. The Queen City reached 96 degrees on July 14.
The tropics are still fairly quiet for now, but we’re still watching the developing disturbance in the Caribbean. It could form over the weekend, but models are pushing it out to sea next week. As of now, there is no expected impact on the U.S.
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