Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast
The Fourth of July is one week away, but Mother Nature provided the fireworks tonight.
Parts of our region received more than three inches of rain as a cold front pushed through.
Most of the rain will be out of the area by late evening, but some of the wet weather may linger into the overnight hours.
There will be plenty of clouds to kick off your Tuesday, but most, if not all, of the rain will be gone by the time you hit the roads.
Behind the cold front, Tuesday will be sharply cooler and less humid. Most of us will enjoy high temperatures in the upper 70s under a mix of clouds and sunshine.
But after that, expect a major warming trend.We will climb back in the low to mid 80s on Wednesday, upper 80s on Thursday and into the lower 90s Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend will be sweltering with heat index values near 100°.
Another cold front brings us another chance for showers and thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon.
And it does look like scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible for the Fourth of July on Monday. But it will be quite a bit cooler. We are expecting high temperatures back in the low to mid 80s next Monday.