Hot, humid, and stormy for the holiday weekend
The heat and humidity continued to overspread the FOX 23 coverage area on Friday, and it will continue to do so into the holiday weekend. While a few saw some pop-up thunderstorms on Friday, many did not.
Better storm chances arrive on Saturday as a front straddles the area. This will provide a focus for storms to develop, resulting in more thunderstorm activity. It will be a good idea to take the rain gear if you have any Saturday plans. It will still be warm and humid on Saturday, with highs in the upper-80s for many.
Scattered storms remain possible on Sunday, and we can’t rule out an isolated storm for the 4th of July either. However, rain chances appear to steadily decrease as we get closer to Monday. Temperatures also start to climb for July 4th, a trend that will continue into mid-week.
The combination of heat, humidity, and storm chances could mean higher mosquito activity. The “Skeeter Meter” is in the Ugh/High territory through the weekend.
We have included small rain chances into next week throughout our 7-Day Forecast as well. The heat also appears to build, with upper-90s not out of the question by mid-week.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team