Fourth of July Warm and Mostly Dry, Heat Wave Gets Started, Shower/Storm Chances Return Late Week

Published: Jul. 3, 2017 at 10:03 PM CDT
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Good evening! After our second bout with strong to severe storms across the NE Panhandle this afternoon and evening, things have quieted down nicely. Expect some clouds to continue to linger throughout the rest of the late evening and into the overnight hours. Lows will be in the 50s and 60s.

For the 4th of July, things are looking pretty good. Highs will be in the 80s and 90s, as a strong ridge of high pressure begins to move into the region. There will be a little bit of moisture still available, but with the ridge of high pressure, there will be more sinking air than rising air. However, there is about a 10% chance that a shower or two could form during the afternoon and evening, but not expecting anything to become strong or severe. Tomorrow night, temps will drop into the 60s and 70s by 10pm, and then in the 50s and 60s during the overnight hours. Skies tomorrow will be partly cloudy.

For Tuesday and Wednesday, things will get really hot across the NE Panhandle. Highs will be in the upper 90s and lower 100s under mostly sunny skies, so UV index values will be maxed out. If you have any outdoor plans, make sure to drink plenty of water and limit your exposure to the heat.

Thursday through Saturday, there will be an upper level system that moves through which could spark off a few isolated to widely scattered showers and storms, with the greater coverage across the NE Panhandle. Highs will be in the 80s and 90s, and lows in the 50s and 60s.

Beyond Saturday, things will heat up once again, with highs reaching the triple digits, maybe even across parts of SE Wyoming.

Have a great night!

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