Today will be another hot one with temperatures near 90 at the beach and the lower 90s in the Pee Dee. The heat index will climb to around 100 for most of the afternoon. The risk of afternoon storms will increase slightly with hit or miss downpours in some areas.
The weekend will see an increase in thunderstorm chances, but will not be a washout. A weak cold front will move into North Carolina and stall. With the front nearby, and plenty of humidity in place, the chance of mainly afternoon and evening storms will increase for both Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances both afternoons and evenings will be 40%. While now widespread, soaking rain is expected, some of the storms could be locally strong with heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Temperatures will remain seasonably hot with readings in the upper 80s and lower 90s.