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Patrick's First Warning Forecast: Weekend storms, major cool down

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Posted at 5:11 AM, Jul 08, 2022

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey's First Warning Forecast 

First the good news: it is going to be significantly cooler this weekend.

We expect high temperatures in the mid 80s on Saturday, which is about 5° below normal.

On Sunday, many of us may not even get out of the 70s!

Now for the bad news: it is going to be a wet weekend, especially on Saturday.

A slow moving cold front will be the focus for showers and thunderstorms throughout the day on Saturday.

Our top concern continues to be damaging straight line wind gusts. But a few of the storms could produce heavy downpours and flash flooding.

I wish I could tell you that all of the wet weather would be gone for the second half of the weekend, but it does look like rain will stick around through at least mid day on Sunday.

Some of the wet weather could even extend into the afternoon. But when you get a period of dry weather, get out and enjoy it because it is July and you know we are going to heat back up.

Monday will be a little bit warmer with highs in the low-to-mid 80s under partly cloudy skies

It’s back to the 90s on Tuesday with partly cloudy skies and about a 20% chance for a stray afternoon storm.

Our hottest day over the next week will be on Wednesday. We expect highs in the mid 90s and heat index values near 100° again.

But another cold front brings us milder weather and more chances for storms beginning Wednesday afternoon and extending into next Friday.