Your 4th of July evening will be a near-perfect one as temperatures slide into the 70s with partly cloudy to mostly clear skies and light winds. Fireworks celebrations won’t see any issues as we stay dry and mild, and skies will continue to clear later in the night.
A warm air mass will lift into the region Tuesday and bring dangerous heat and humidity. A Heat Advisory for the area goes into effect from 12 pm to 8 pm. High temperatures will easily reach the mid 90s by the afternoon. And when you factor in the humidity, temperatures could feel as hot as 105°. Tuesday will also be a sunny day, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a water bottle and a pair of sunglasses handy.
There’s a slim chance for a couple of showers/thunderstorms during the evening, a better chance arrives during the overnight. Severe weather isn’t a big concern at this time but if some storms are on the strong side, they could bring some hail and strong wind gusts.
Minimal storm chances continue through the rest of the week. Highs in the 90s linger through at least Thursday. As we head into the weekend, highs will feel relatively cooler and drop into the upper 80s. Even though it will still be warm, upper 80s are actually our normal highs for this time of year.