Return of the Rain Chances

Scattered showers, which could be heavy at times Wednesday night, will become more isolated as we close out the workweek.

The Charlotte Metro has picked up measurable rainfall only three times so far this September, but that number will likely grow over the next few days. A weak rainmaking system from the northwest will push into the area tonight, sweeping up some moisture from the remnants of former Hurricane Nicholas and dumping them over the South. While it certainly won’t be a wash, expect scattered showers late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Some showers could be heavy at times, but we do need the rain. Many communities north and east of the Charlotte Metro are under abnormally dry conditions.

The rain will become more isolated for our Thursday and Friday, so don’t expect thirst-quenching rain to arrive anytime soon. Unfortunately, the humidity will be sticking around for a while. Expect muggy days in the 70s and 80s through much of next week. While the weekend should largely remain dry, more isolated rain chances build in next Monday and Tuesday.

The tropics are also worth watching, as an area of low pressure north of the Bahamas will likely become a tropical storm over the next couple of days. While it will bend away from the Carolina coast, rip currents could be an issue through the weekend. The next names on the hurricane season’s list are Odette and Peter.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Low: 69º. Wind: Light.

Thursday: Partly-to-mostly cloudy. PM isolated showers. High: 81°. Wind: NE 5-15.

Thursday Night: Remaining cloudy. Isolated showers early. Low: 69°. Wind: Light.

Friday: Variable clouds. PM isolated showers. High: 84°. Wind: NE 5-10.