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FORECAST: Warm, humid with scattered storms this weekend

Expect a mostly to partly cloudy sky this weekend with scattered showers and storms.


Friday Night

Watch for spotty showers with a few pockets of heavy rain. Rain coverage will not be widespread. Patchy fog is expected to develop overnight in a few spots.

This Weekend

Neither Saturday or Sunday will be a washout, but have an umbrella handy if you'll be out and about either afternoon. Spotty showers will move in after lunchtime tomorrow with more numerous showers and storms to wrap up the weekend.

Both afternoons will feature highs in the mid-80s. It'll be muggy, but since we're still well below average, the overall trend won't be bad. With lots of moisture around, expect pockets of heavy rain at times.

It'll be a good weekend to download the WCNC Charlotte mobile app if any inclement weather moves your way. Between Charlotte Pride, Charlotte Knights, and Charlotte FC - it'll be a busy weekend of outdoor activities in the Queen City. More storms will roll in Sunday night and into the start of a new week.

Tropical Update

Potential Tropical Cyclone Four formed Friday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a tropical depression or tropical storm to form before landfall this weekend along the northeastern Mexico coastline.

Heavy rain and gusty winds will expand all the way into southern Texas, including areas just battered by Invest 98-L last weekend. Flooding will be the biggest impact with PTC Four.

Drought Monitor

The new United States Drought Monitor was released Thursday, August 18th. North Carolina's drier-than-normal conditions dropped slightly to 40% of the state, down 4% from last week.

South Carolina is up 8% from last week with 32% of the state under the abnormally dry conditions. Abnormally dry (or D0) is a precursor to drought.

🌩ī¸ If you like weather, watch Brad Panovich and the WCNC Charlotte Weather Team on their YouTube channel, Weather IQ. đŸŽĨ

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