The summer heat has returned. Rain chances not overly high but do stick around this week.
If you haven't stepped outside so far on this 4th of July, it is definitely hot out there! Temperatures are already in the low to mid 90s as of the midday hour, and still have a few more degrees to climb through the afternoon. Heat index values are expected to top out near or over 105 degrees, and a Heat Advisory is in place for a large part of our viewing area. There are a few hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms out there, and these will continue to develop through the afternoon, but rain won't be all that widespread. Many folks will likely stay dry today.
Any hot-or-miss storms will continue into the evening before diminishing with the loss of daytime heating. After topping out in the mid 90s, we drop through the 80s and into the 70s overnight with partly cloudy skies. We do this all over again on Tuesday with partly cloudy skies, highs in the mid or maybe even upper 90s and scattered showers and thunderstorms.
This weather will continue for the rest of the week ahead with daily chances for hit-or-miss classic summer type storms and highs in the mid to upper 90s and morning lows in the 70s. Heat index values the rest of the week look to exceed 100 degrees, and there look to be several degrees that those values may exceed 105 degrees. Please be sure to stay hydrated and take breaks if you are working outside!
Fortunately, the Atlantic basin looks to remain quiet this week. We have the frontal boundary off the East Coast, but very little convection across the tropics elsewhere. The latest outlook from the National Hurricane Center stated that no tropical development is expected in the Atlantic basin for at least the next 5 days. The Atlantic hurricane season runs until November 30th...