30 Mar Strong Storms Headed This Way: Charlotte Easter Forecast
CHARLOTTE, NC — Enjoy the sunshine while you can because heavy rain is moving into the Charlotte metro region Thursday evening. The dark clouds, however, will likely clear out by Friday afternoon, making way for near perfect spring weather over the holiday weekend.
Stormy weather will move into the Charlotte area from the west Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
"A line of showers with perhaps a few embedded thunderstorms will cross the region from the west this evening into the overnight tonight," the National Weather Service said in a hazardous weather outlook Thursday. The line of storms could produce cloud-to-ground lightning strikes and heavy downpours, it said.
By Saturday, however, conditions will drastically improve, with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s expected through Sunday.
Here is your National Weather Service forecast through Easter Sunday:
Today (March 29)
Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday (March 30)
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then a slight chance of showers between 9am and 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 43. North wind 6 to 10 mph.
Saturday (March 31)
Sunny, with a high near 68. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Sunday (Easter Sunday)
Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
A 30 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.