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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Charlotte, Charlotte / Douglas International Airport (KCLT)

Lat: 35.21°NLon: 80.95°WElev: 748ft.

Mostly Cloudy

80°F

27°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed N 10 mph
Barometer 30.19 in (1021.6 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index82°F (28°C)
Last update 5 Sep 11:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Charlotte NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. North northeast wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East northeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A slight chance of showers between 10am and noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. North northeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers between 9am and 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. North northeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Labor Day
A slight chance of showers between 10am and noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. North northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Wednesday
A chance of showers between 9am and 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
Charlotte NC
 35.21°N 80.84°W (Elev. 656 ft)
10:43 am EDT Sep 5, 2015
12pm EDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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