Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast
When you think about July weather, it’s all about three things: heat, humidity and thunderstorms.
And that’s exactly what we can expect this week.
After a break from the most intense heat on the Fourth of July, a warm front will send temperatures and humidity levels soaring for a few days.
Expect high temperatures in the mid 90s on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Wednesday will be the most humid. Expect heat index values approaching 105°.
But a powerful cold front will approach by Wednesday evening. That brings us a good chance for strong two severe storms. Some of the storms could produce damaging wind gusts and some large hail.
Now, this is a July cold front, so it will only drop our temperatures into the upper 80s to near 90. But that is significant relief.
Our storm chances will continue through the rest of the work week and even into the first part of the weekend.
Expect a 50% chance for storms Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Some of the wet weather could linger into early on Sunday.
But most of the day should be dry and significantly milder with highs in the lower 80s.
It looks like that milder weather will stick around for Monday as well.