Charlotte hits 80 degrees on Sunday, breaking a decades-long record

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — We capped off this Sunday with a record temperature of 80 degrees, breaking the record of 78 degrees, set in 1956.

  • Tonight: gradual release, mild
  • Monday: Unusually warm and windy for the season, late showers
  • Tuesday: Mild, early showers.

Before a cold front heads our way, we will be able to enjoy one more day of unusually warm weather before the chance of rain intensifies and temperatures begin to cool. Tonight will be mild and pleasant with mostly clear skies and lows in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

Futurecast for This Week in Charlotte(WBTV)

Another warm and windy day can be expected for Monday. Clouds will rise throughout the day and highs will warm into the upper 70s and lower 80s. After sunset, scattered showers will move first into the mountains and then spread further east overnight across the foothills. On Tuesday, expect isolated to widely scattered morning showers, otherwise mostly cloudy skies with highs in the 60s.

There is a first alert on Wednesday as a second disturbance will bring moderate to heavy rain to the Carolinas. Wednesday’s highs will be cooler in the upper 50s and lower 60s. More than an inch of rain will be possible Monday evening through Wednesday.

This wet weather pattern will continue Thursday and Friday with more chance of scattered showers, otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies with highs in the 60s.

Next weekend promises to be much cooler. There will be a chance for scattered showers on Saturday, otherwise partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Sunday will be sunny but colder with highs in the lower 50s.

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Have a wonderful week!

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