Pinpoint Weather: Hazy, hot and humid through the holiday weekend

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The heat will continue to be an issue as we start the holiday weekend with temperatures well into the 90s in the Piedmont and middle to upper 80s west of the Foothills.  There is little chance for storms, but I can’t say zero since there is a good deal of low-level moisture left around for the heat to percolate.  There are a lot of daylight hours this time of year and some of the storms will not develop until the evening.  Still need to keep an eye out when out and about.

If you are camping this weekend the mountains may supply a bit of relief, but mainly because of the shade. 

If you are hitting an area lakes, the water will be nice but the humidity in the region will also add to the uncomfortable atmosphere. 

Bottom line, in this heat and humidity we need to be smart. Here are some tips to help all of us deal with the heat.

Don’t forget your neighbors, the elderly and your pets.

Saturday, the Fourth of July, will be pretty much the same as Friday. Heat and humidity along with a late day pop up.  The region may even be a couple degrees warmer.

As for the Fourth of July holiday festivities, there are still a few locations that are going to ignite some fireworks or have other events so here is a link to the weekend festivities.

Sunday will be hot, but not as hot as there may be some additional clouds in the region. The highs will be in the upper 80s most spots, with a better chance for showers and storms in the late day time frame.  Still be mindful of the heat and stay indoors as much as possible.

Monday and Tuesday will exhibit typical summer weather with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and scattered afternoon storms. Nothing organized is on the horizon, but down the road an area of low pressure will develop in the south and move off the coast of the Carolinas late next week. This feature may provide us with some significant rain along with a few storms.  This is more than likely Thursday or Friday.

Until then stay safe and healthy.

There is a full moon on Saturday the Fourth of July. First time since 1974 a full moon occurred on the 4th. Also there will be a lunar eclipse, but only a penumbral eclipse so there will just be a shadow on the moon.

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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