Rainy Relief from Heat Arriving

Scattered storms and temperatures 5-10º below average sweep into the Carolinas to kick off the new week.

After a scorcher of a week, many of us will be glad to hear a cooldown is on the way. While the days ahead won’t be nearly as beautiful as the ones behind us, temperatures 5-10º below normal will be a welcome sight as we head toward the back end of July. A rainmaking system and its corresponding cold front will sweep into the Carolinas from the northwest, bringing scattered shower and storm chances along with it through Tuesday afternoon. While the front should largely sweep through the WCCB Charlotte viewing area, it may stall out just to east; this will, unfortunately, allow humidity levels to remain high for the foreseeable future.

Rain chances take a steep drop by Wednesday as highs return to near-normal values. Sunshine and above-average temperatures should carry us into next weekend.

Tonight: Mostly clear. A stray storm is possible. Low: 72°. Wind: Light.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. PM scattered storms. High: 87°. Wind: W 5-10.

Sunday Night: A few storms early, then some clearing. Low: 70°. Wind: Light.

Monday: Variable clouds. Scattered showers and storms, mainly west. High: 82°. Wind: W 5-10.