One more day of unseasonably cool temperatures, then reality will return over the next few days. Rain this morning will stay mainly south of I-24 and it will dissipate by midday, as shown on the HRRR model’s radar simulation:
We’ll see partly cloudy skies this afternoon with highs in the low 80s:
The hot weather returns to the forecast beginning tomorrow, and the humidity will be back by Thursday, with highs around 90° both Wednesday and Thursday:
Still warm and muggy for the Fourth of July weekend, with highs in the upper 80s, and a chance of scattered storms each day as well. Right now, it looks like the best chance of rain will shape up on Saturday, with 30-40% chances lingering Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Independence Day itself. We’ll able to narrow down the timing of those scattered storms as the weekend gets closer.
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