Hot as the 4th of July

Good Tuesday, folks. We have very steamy and stormy weather continuing across our part of the world. The scattered storms are back today, but it’s the heat index numbers for our 4th of July getting most of my immediate attention.

Our Independence Day may be the hottest feeling day we’ve had since the summer of 2012. Ouch! I will have more on that in a moment.

Let’s talk about the scattered storms today. Any boomer that goes up may be strong and produce locally heavy rains. Outside of the storms, the heat index may reach 100 degrees.

Here are your Tuesday storm tracking tools:

Let’s turn our attention to the 4th of July. High temps range from 90-95 for most of the state, with a heat index topping 105 during the peak heating of the afternoon.:

A storm or two will develop in the heat and humidity, especially in the afternoon and evening hours.  For those planning to be outdoors on the 4th, and most of us are, plan on taking a lot of water breaks.

Thursday may feature triple digit heat index numbers once again, but more clouds and scattered storms should keep things under what the 4th delivers.

Those storms then really ramp up on Friday as a cold front drops in from the north:


Strong storms and torrential rains may accompany this boundary, with much cooler air by the weekend:


Make it a terrific Tuesday and take care.

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