Summer in full swing for Independence Day

Hot and humid this weekend
Posted at 7:57 AM, Jul 04, 2020

Things won’t change much as we enter the holiday weekend as the heat ridge continues to bring a whole lot of summer. Temperatures start warm each morning (upper 60s/lower 70s) and blast into the low 90s for afternoon highs. To go along with the heat will be little relief from any rain or thunderstorms. The MaxTrack is clear this morning and will stay like that most of the weekend.

The strong ridge of high pressure is bringing above average heat to many areas across the country. This will make for great outdoor weather, especially if it involves water. There will be little coverage from clouds or temperature cool downs from rain, so make sure you plan accordingly. Pack plenty of sunscreen and water for the activities. Seek shade often and take frequent breaks and if you get too warm, head inside for a little while. As we progress beyond the holiday weekend, rain chances will run a smidge higher. Due to the intense heat and plethora of humidity, daily rain and storm chances will go up. It will mostly be isolated to scattered pop-up t-showers. So be watching the radar, but otherwise, enjoy a bunch of summer next week.