Hurricane Harvey latest, plus our weekend forecast


Temperatures will continue trending downward today with highs in the lower 80s in the mountains to middle 80s in the Upstate with a partly cloudy sky and a slight chance at an afternoon spot shower in western North Carolina.

Lows tonight will be in the lower to middle 60s followed by upper 70s to lower 80s for highs on Saturday with a touch more cloud cover and a slight chance at isolated showers in both the Upstate and mountains.

Sunday and Monday will be mostly dry and mild with highs in the middle 70s in the mountains and lower 80s in the Upstate. Rain chances will gradually build back into the area Tuesday through Thursday marking the return of scattered afternoon thunderstorms by the end of the time period.

In the tropics, Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning as a category 3 hurricane on the Texas coast where some could see over 30 inches of rain, 6-12 foot storm surge and winds over 110 miles per hour. No impact will be had in the Carolinas from this storm, but another disturbance off the Florida coast has a chance of further strengthening in the coming days that could potentially move up the east coast. We’ll keep you updated.

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