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Scattered showers and storms are ongoing this evening with heavy rain and lightning.
WCNC Staff, Brad Panovich, Chris Mulcahy, Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), KJ Jacobs, Larry Sprinkle
12:41 PM EST March 6, 2019
4:35 PM EDT August 6, 2022
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Happening Right Now:
Scattered showers and storms are ongoing across the Charlotte area. Expect heavy rain, gusty winds at times, and lightning. A few storms may become strong due to high winds. In addition, watch for some areas of flooding due to excessive rainfall.
Charlotte Knights are home this evening with fireworks on deck. Here’s the forecast for the tonight’s game.
The one problem could be flash flooding in the evening hours as the slow-moving storms could dump 1 – 2″ of rainfall per hour in spots. So, while there’s no washout, be ready for scattered heavy rain and storms between 4 – 9 p.m. this weekend.
A similar weather pattern continues into early next week. Expect high temperatures near 90 with afternoon shower and storm chances. By midweek, high temperatures will actually be down to the mid-upper 80s.
While we hope this trend continues, it’s not abnormal for August in the Carolinas. Average highs typically fall to the mid-80s by the end of the month.
The first U.S. Drought Monitor of August is out and both states saw pretty consistent numbers. Drier-than-normal conditions still persist for 46% of North Carolina and 21% of South Carolina.
A tropical wave is forecast to move off the African coast later this weekend. Environmental conditions are expected to be favorable for some development of this system as it moves across the Atlantic over the next five days.