CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Today:
Expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 90s. The best chance for showers and storms will be during the afternoon and early evening. Skies overnight will be partly cloudy with lows in the low 70s.
Tuesday and Wednesday:
Hot and humid both days with afternoon temperatures in the low 90s. Look for a chance of scattered showers and storms. Winds will be southwesterly around five to ten mph. Temperatures overnight will fall into the low 70s.
Skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 80s. There's a good chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon into the evening. Skies should clear overnight with lows in the mid to upper 60s.
The first U.S. Drought Monitor of August is out and both states saw pretty consistent numbers. Drier-than-normal conditions still persist for 46% of North Carolina and 21% of South Carolina.
A tropical wave emerged off the African coast Sunday producing disorganized showers and storms over the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Environmental conditions are expected to be favorable for some development of this system as it moves westward over the next five days.
Right now, the National Hurricane Center is giving it a 40% chance of formation. A tropical depression could form this week. Long-range models indicate the system is likely to stay out to sea, but we'll continue to monitor closely. The next storm name is Danielle.