Triple-digit temperatures expected this weekend

Triple-digit temperatures expected this weekend

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by RYAN WIXTED / WCNC.com

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WCNC.com

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 6 at 6:26 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte region may see triple-digit temperatures again this weekend. 

The increasing heat on Thursday was accompanied by severe weather, as thunderstorms brought heavy rain, wind and hail to parts of the region.

Temperatures will be in the upper 90s to near 100 through the upcoming weekend. There's a 30 percent chance of storms each afternoon, according to the First Warn Storm Team. 

A heat advisory was issued for Anson, Stanly and Richmond counties for Friday afternoon, but highs peaked at 97 degrees in Charlotte Friday, two degrees shy of the July 6 record set in 1930.

Saturday could be the hottest day of the weekend, where temperatures could reach triple digits early in the day.  The date’s temperature record, 100 degrees, was set in 1993. 

High temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees on Friday, 101 on Saturday and 97 on Sunday.

The Charlotte region will see temperatures drop into a much more comfortable range early next week.

 

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