Wet, Warm Week Ahead

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert is in effect for Sunday afternoon and evening.

The Saharan dust and smoke from wildfires across the Carolinas are teaming up to drastically lower air quality for the second half of the weekend, prompting a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for virtually the entire WCCB Charlotte viewing area. To make matters worse, intense heat and humidity will provide plenty of fuel for strong storms across the region this evening. Fortunately, the tornado threat remains slim, but some strong cells could pack heavy rain, damaging winds, and small hail. The hot trend continues into the week, although rain chances further increase beyond Tuesday.

Tonight: Strong storms early, then shower chances late. Low: 72°. Wind: Light.

Monday: Partly-to-mostly cloudy. Still hot. High: 91°. Wind: NW 5-10.

Monday Night: Isolated storms possible. Low: 73°. Wind: Light.

Tuesday: Mainly sunny. PM thunderstorms. High: 92°. Wind: Light.