We’ve got a fairly active week of weather ahead as we move toward Independence Day this weekend. First off, the warmth: Temperatures will push the mid-90s on Monday and Tuesday, and the humidity will push heat indices well into the 100s. Could scrape 105° at times, so be sure that you are hydrating well and taking plenty of breaks if you’re outdoors.
Thunderstorms will feature prominently in the forecast this week as we remain in northwest flow aloft Monday and Tuesday. This will allow thunderstorm complexes to move into the area from the northwest, potentially packing strong winds and heavy rain. Thereafter, a trough of low pressure aloft and at the surface will keep us in a fairly unsettled pattern, with showers and thunderstorms possible each afternoon with peak heating. This pattern may last into the weekend, so be thinking about indoor alternatives to your July 4 plans now, just in case. Will keep an eye on it to see how things evolve throughout the week. Stay tuned.