• FORECAST: Afternoon storms could produce hail, small tornado threat


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    Forecast highlights:

    • It was warm and muggy again as you stepped out the door Thursday morning, but the afternoon will bring better chances for strong storms
    • Several counties in our area are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 p.m.
    • The greatest threat with these storms will be strong, damaging winds, but hail and even a low tornado threat is possible
    • The storms should race off to the east pretty quickly Thursday evening and then we’ll dry out overnight
    • Highs in Charlotte will stay close to 90 degrees, but it’ll feel hotter because of the heat index
    • The humidity actually drops a touch on Friday, but highs will still be near 90 degrees all weekend
    • Storm chances for the weekend appear quite low at this time

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