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First Warning Forecast: More extreme heat brings threat for more severe storms

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Posted at 4:34 AM, Jul 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-05 21:45:54-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

July is historically our hottest and wettest month of the year, and it will be living up to his reputation for the next couple of days.

It looks like Wednesday will be our hottest day for at least the next week. We expect the mercury to climb to around 95°. But when you factor in the humidity it will feel more like 105°!

With that intense heat and humidity and an approaching cold front, strong-to-severe storms are looking likely on Wednesday, especially in the late afternoon and evening hours.

Some of those storms could bring damaging wind gusts, and drenching downpours.

That July cold front will only knock our high temperatures for Thursday and Friday down into the low 90s.

And we have a continued chance for strong to severe storms both days.

But the weekend does bring a significant cool down. Expect high temperatures on Saturday in the low-to-mid 80s, but our threat for storms continues for the first half of the weekend.

A little rain may stick around for early on Sunday. But most of the day should be dry and significantly milder and less humid. Expect high temperatures only in the upper 70s and the lower 80s!

And it does look like the milder weather will stick around for one more day on Monday. Enjoy it while it lasts!