CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Today:
Mostly cloudy sky conditions will continue throughout the day. Rain and storm chances will increase and become more scattered across the area. Highs will climb into the upper 70s to near 80. The chance of rain is around 60%. Showers are likely this evening with lows overnight in the upper 60s.
Saturday and Sunday:
Both days high temperatures will be in the low to mid-80s, still below the average high of 88 degrees. There's a chance of scattered showers and a few thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures at night will fall into the mid to upper 60s.
An area of low pressure is moving over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, with the possibility of a tropical depression forming as it moves northwestward towards Mexico.
The new United States Drought Monitor was released Thursday, August 18th. North Carolina is still around 44% with drought conditions, down four percent and South Carolina has 24% drought coverage. That's up six percent from last week.