Rain chances this week, then drier/hotter weather returns

A weak cold front is moving through the region bringing an end to the rounds of showers and t’storms we have experienced for the past few days. Although an isolated shower is possible Wednesday, mostly dry conditions will allow temperatures to climb once again back to the 90 degree mark.

By Wednesday night into Thursday, the pattern becomes more unsettled once again with higher rain chances returning  for a couple days. Scattered t’storms are expected both Thursday and Friday though severe weather is not expected outside of a brief strong wind gust as we’ve had with some of the stronger cells the past few days.

NAM model – total precipitation forecast for Thursday and Friday. The metro is in an area of 1/2″-1″.

High pressure re-emerges this weekend though with diminishing rain chances and rising temperatures. In fact, as we reach the first days of July, the hottest weather of the summer could be on us with highs in the mid 90s and heat indices likely to exceed 100 if the medium-range models are right. This trend could continue right into the July 4th holiday weekend! For the complete MWN Forecast, click here.

Tuesday (July 1) max temperature forecast from the GFS model. Note the mid 90s just south of the metro.

Erik Proseus
MWN Meteorologist

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