A heat wave builds for next week
Starting on the Fourth of July, Mother Nature is cranking up the heat. Highs should reach the middle-90s across much of the FOX 23 coverage area. Unsurprisingly, the humidity will be in full swing. This will make the air feel several degrees past 100° once the humidity is factored in.
Heat Advisories have been posted for Cape Girardeau and surrounding areas starting Monday. For the majority of our counties, the Heat Advisory remains in effect through Thursday for the time being.
There is also an outside chance for an isolated storm on Independence Day. These are your airmass thunderstorms that we typically see in the summertime. The storms will be sparse in coverage, so many will stay dry. By fireworks time, we will have lost the heating of the day and any storms that do develop will likely fizzle out by that point.
It’s going to be hot and humid all of the next week as well, meaning that the Skeeter Meter will register “High” through mid-week.
In fact, we’ll be dealing with an all-out heatwave through the end of the workweek, along with small storm chances each day.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team