CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sunday:
The biggest change Sunday will be the wall-to-wall sunshine across the Charlotte area. Afternoon highs will be a tad warmer in the upper 70s and lower 80s. The Queen City is expected to peak near 81°.
Lows will dip into the low 50s once again by Monday morning. Although the cool nights will continue, a warming trend gets underway today.
The dry weather pattern will continue for the Carolinas as high pressure remains in control. With clear skies and a southerly-southwesterly wind, a gradual warming trend will ensue.
The warming trend will be very evident by Monday afternoon as highs peak in the mid-80s. Humidity won't be as low as it was, but still comfortable. Temperatures will soar both Tuesday and Wednesday to the upper 80s.
Next Weather Maker:
A dry cold front will move into the Southeast by the latter half of the work week. This will bring a reinforcing shot of cooler air and lower humidity levels locally.
While it'll be largely starved of moisture, there are a few showers possible, but the chances stay at 10-20%.
Sam has rapidly intensified to a Category 4 hurricane as it moves west-northwest toward the northern Leeward Islands. It is not expected to have any significant impact to the United States.
Elsewhere, we have three other tropical disturbances to monitor. Click here for an in-depth tropical update.