Scorching temperatures in store for Saturday

by: John Ahrens Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Temperatures Saturday morning will be around 70 degrees, but the thermometer will quickly rise into the mid-90s with a heat index of 98 degrees in the afternoon.

That heat could unleash some thunderstorms sporadically throughout the area. Severe storms could be a possibility.

However, there will be somewhat of a break in the heat and humidity later on this weekend. Sunday’s temperatures will only be in the mid-80s with most of the storm threat staying east of Charlotte.