• FORECAST: Morning showers before heat wave grips region

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    Forecast highlights:

    • The cooler weather is gone, and the heat will start to build back in across the region on Thursday
    • There are a few light showers scattered around the Charlotte area early this morning, but they are drying up quickly
    • Another downpour or two is possible by Thursday afternoon, but the heat wave is the main story
    • Highs will return to the mid-80s by the afternoon before even hotter conditions arrive on Friday with temps maxing out in the mid-90s
    • That kind of heat will last through the Memorial Day weekend, with near record highs each day
    • Other than a few mountain downpours this weekend, be prepared to bake in the summer-like heat

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