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Wednesday Blog: Rain picks up again! -Doug

Happy Hump Day!  Almost halfway through the work week and heading into the holiday weekend.  Which by the way, is going to be a great holiday weekend.  We usually are well into the 90s on the 4th of July, but a little cooler in the 80s this weekend.  First, we need to get through a little bit more rain.  Once again today, scattered showers and thunderstorms are going to start to pop up, especially during the afternoon hours.  By mid to late morning, some scattered thunderstorms start to pick up.

Thunderstorms a little bit more widespread during the afternoon hours.

I still think we will warm into the mid 80s and it will be humid.  Some of these storms will be strong and even low grade severe.  If we had anything strong, we are looking at some gusty winds and small hail.  Scattered thunderstorms continue tonight and into Thursday.

Good news here is a cold front shifts through on Thursday.  This will do a couple of things for us.  One, it will shift all of this rain out of  here.  Two, it will drop the humidity and temperatures for a couple of days.  But we could still see some pretty good rainfall amounts over the next 36 hours.  I think on average, most of us will see 1-2″ of additional rainfall.  Now the map I am about to post is a model projection, it is far from exact, that is why I said most of us in the 1-2″ range.

Most of the rain will be out of here by Friday.  Great temperatures heading into the weekend and a pretty calm pattern across the lower 48.

I do want you to notice that heat dome building out west.  That does mean the heat and humidity return mid next week, also rain chances.  Long range forecast is below.

-Doug

Next Week:  The heat and humidity kick back in.  Pop up storms return as well Wednesday through Saturday.

July 11th- 17th:  A little cooler to start the week.  Rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Heating up the second half of the week.  Rain chances sticking around.

July 18th-24th:  A warm start and hot finish once again.  Also rain chances each day again.

July 25th-31st:  Hot and mainly dry all week long.

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