Good Wednesday and Happy Independence Day. This may very well be the hottest day of the entire summer, with a heat index topping out above 100 for many areas. This hot and humid setup is about to take a backseat to a cold front, bringing much better air our way by the weekend.
Actual temps today will range from 90-95, but the high humidity makes it feel like 100-105. Take a lot of breaks if you’re going to be out at the parades or just enjoying a cookout in the back yard.
Isolated storms may also flare up:
Thursday is another hot one, with a slightly better chance for showers and storms. Those storm chances really increase on Friday as our cold front arrives:
Strong storms and torrential rainfall is likely with this bad boy. Behind the front comes a taste of the good stuff. Temps this weekend go below normal:
This is likely the beginning of a much cooler second half of summer around here and across much of the country. The CFS temps through mid August show this well: