Hot & Steamy Workweek Ahead, Watching Tropics

An area of low pressure located a few hundred miles off the Carolina coast has a 50% chance of developing before landfall early Tuesday morning.

The classic summertime pattern that re-emerged this weekend is in it for the long haul as we head into the final week of June. Expect highs in the 80s and 90s across the board as pop-up thunderstorms roll in the WCCB Charlotte viewing area during the afternoons. The heat combined with dew points in the upper 60s and lower 70s will combine for dangerous heat index values above 95º for many locations in the Piedmont and Foothills this week. Make sure to stay hydrated and take indoor breaks when you can. While hot temperatures will be the big story this week, that’s not the only thing we’re watching out for.

A small area of low pressure has formed a few hundred miles to the southeast of the Carolinas and is currently given a 50% chance of development over the next two days. Regardless of development, the system should travel northwestward and will make landfall late Monday into early Tuesday near the border of South Carolina and Georgia. While widespread impacts are unlikely for the WCCB Charlotte viewing area, we’ll have to stay WeatherWise as we head into Tuesday.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Mild. Low: 71°. Wind: SE 5-10.

Monday: Hot and humid with stray PM storms. High: 91°. Wind: SE 5-10.

Monday Night: Variable clouds. A stray storm is possible. Low: 71°. Wind: SE 5-10.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. PM isolated storms. High: 91°. Wind: SE 5-15.