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First Warning Forecast: More storms, hottest week of the year

Posted at 4:21 AM, Jul 14, 2022

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

When you think about summer in our part of the world it is all about heat, humidity and storms.

And we will have plenty of all of those things over the next week.

However, we do get a bit of a break from the worst of the heat on Friday.

With a front draped across the area most of us can expect high temperatures only in the low-to-mid 80s.

But no such luck when it comes to thunderstorms. We expect slow-moving storms to develop Friday afternoon along a stationary front. That means more heavy downpours for your Friday afternoon commute.

And while we do expect more wet weather this weekend, neither day will be a washout.

Saturday will be the milder day with highs in the mid 80s and a 40% chance for storms.

Sunday will be significantly warmer with high temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

In fact Sunday begins what likely will be our hottest week of the year.

Expect high temperatures in the low to mid 90s each day with heat index values near 100° or hotter. And most days next week expect a 30 to 40% chance for afternoon and evening storms.

And the steamy weather shouldn't be a surprise. Next week ends what is historically our hottest stretch of the year. Of course, we still have two months of summer left to go!