First Alert Forecast: summer downpours for some on Independence Day

Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 4:58 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2022 at 1:03 PM CDT
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INDEPENDENCE DAY: Expect a mix of clouds and sun with highs in the lower to, a few, middle 90s. ‘Feels like’ temperatures will be up around 100-110. Storms will gradually subside after sunset – though, a few spots may have to contend with nature’s fireworks with lows in the 70s. A few patches of fog could be possible by early Tuesday morning.

TUESDAY: Lather, rinse and repeat as people start heading back to work after the long holiday weekend – expect a mix of clouds and sun with scattered showers and storms to develop through the day. Coverage may be a bit higher Tuesday afternoon. Outside of any storms developing, we’ll trend hot, with highs in the lower to, a few, middle 90s. Storms will gradually fade after sunset with lows in the lower to middle 70s.

EXTENDED FORECAST: The deep tropical moisture hangs around and stays stagnant, thanks to the open flow off the Gulf. Afternoon storm chance remain in play each day through mid-late next week with highs in the lower to middle 90s. ‘Feels like’ temperature may become a feature late week, pushing near ‘excessive heat’ criteria, over 110-115 degrees. A front will approach the region by late weekend – bringing better chances for rain, before finally scouring out some of the deep moisture plume.

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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