Good Wednesday and Happy Independence Day everyone. The 4th of July is usually a hot one and this year will be no different as our heat wave rolls on. It’s also a day that can produce booming thunderstorms and this year will be no different. I don’t think too many people will complain about us getting in on a “normal” fourth if it means some rain.
Parts of the state got in on a nice soaking last evening with those showers and storms that popped up. The eastern side of Lexington picked up nearly an inch of water in some cases.
I suspect more of the same today with scattered showers and storms going up at random. We may see something more organized getting going by late today into tonight and that will have to be watched closely. The storms that organize in this type a setup can become big wind and rain producers.
Temps today will hit the low and mid 90s and the air may warm even more for the end of the week. The European Model suggests we may flirt with 100 again:
The pattern looks to begin to change up by the end of the weekend into early next week as the heat heads west. This will allow for the jet stream to take a dip in the east and that should take our temps closer to normal. The European Model by Tuesday:
The cold front that brings the cooler temps should also be an active one with showers and thunderstorms along and ahead of it.
Let’s get back to the tracking of today:
Happy 4th of July and take care.