CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lower temperatures are headed to the entire state of North Carolina, bringing with them the possibility of severe storms.
A chance of rain persists in the Charlotte area throughout the week as a cold front comes through. There is a 50 percent chance of storms each day through the work week, according to the First Warn Storm Team.
Highs are expected to reach 96 degrees in the Charlotte area Monday with a 40% chance of showers and storms.
"We could see some pop-up thunderstorms just like yesterday," said forecaster Larry Sprinkle. "High winds, and you could see some torrential rain and lots of clouds."
After Monday, temperatures are not expected to reached the 90s for the rest of the week, with highs ranging from 89 degrees on Tuesday to just 83 degrees by Friday.
Elsewhere across the state
On Sunday, the Triangle area of the state set a record when temperatures reached 100 degrees or more for the sixth straight day. That marked the first such streak since the weather service began keeping records in 1944 and broke the record set in July of last year.
The high of 105 ties the all-time record just set June 29 and tied again June 30 of this year.
US to get a reprieve from hot temperatures
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans this week will get a reprieve from the stifling heat that has blanketed much of the country from the Midwest to the East Coast.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Andrew Orrison says temperatures will be in the 80s in the South, mid-Atlantic and Midwest, and in the low 90s in the Southeast and Tennessee Valley.
The heat of the past several days has been blamed for at least 46 deaths across the country, including deaths in Illinois, Tennessee, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
To stay cool, Americans tried familiar solutions -- dipping into the pool and going to the movies and riding subways just to be in air conditioning.