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First Warning Forecast: Heat, humidity and storms, but also some relief!

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Posted at 4:30 AM, Jul 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-25 23:19:51-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

Consider this a good news/bad news kind of forecast.

The good news: after a long stretch of high temperatures well into the 90s, we are tracking a few days with highs in the 80s. That’s a little below normal!

However, the heat relief comes courtesy of showers and thunderstorms.

Storms are looking likely on Tuesday afternoon. And some of those storms could be severe, bringing damaging wind gusts and very heavy downpours that could lead to some flooding.

The trade-off: we expect high temperatures on Tuesday around 87°. That would be the first time we have had highs in the 80s in 10 days.

But the heat and humidity come roaring back in a big way.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday temperatures will surge well into the 90s. And we are expecting a lot of humidity.

That means we can expect heat index values well into the triple digits each day.

But our weather trade off returns for the weekend with a slow moving cold front. We have a 50% chance for showers and storms Saturday and Sunday.

But high temperatures should be a few degrees below normal. It looks like we will be topping out in the mid 80s for the weekend!