Heat, humidity and storms possible through the Fourth of July

Heat, humidity and storms possible through the Fourth of July

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — It was a hot first weekend of July with a few storms. This pattern will continue today as highs are expected to reach the low 90s, once again. The chance for wet weather will increase for the 4th on Tuesday, as a cold front approaches from the North. Severe weather is not expected over the next few days but, fireworks shows will have to watch the sky for showers and storms.

More scattered afternoon and evening storms will be possible on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as temperatures stay close to 90 degrees.

Next weekend looks mostly to partly sunny with just a slight risk of a PM shower or storm each day. It won’t be as hot, with highs that will be in the upper 80s.

Today will be partly sunny, hot and humid with a chance of a couple showers or storms, mainly this afternoon. The high will be 91. Winds will be south 5 to 8 mph. The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a couple evening showers and storms possible. The overnight low will be 72. Winds will be south 3 to 5 mph. The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Tuesday, the 4th of July will be cloudy to partly sunny with scattered showers and storms. The high will be 89; winds will be southeast around 5 mph. The rain risk will be 50 percent.

Wednesday will have mostly cloudy skies with PM showers and storms possible. The high will be 89, after a morning low of 72. The rain risk will be 50 percent.

Thursday will be cloudy to partly sunny, with a risk of a PM shower or storm. The high will be 90, after a morning low of 72. The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Friday will be partly sunny with a risk of a shower or storm. The high will be 92, after a morning low of 74. The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Saturday will be partly sunny with just a slight risk of a PM shower or storm. The high will be 89 after a morning low of 72. The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Next Sunday will be partly to mostly cloudy with a slight risk of a PM shower or storm. The high will be 86, after a morning low of 70. The rain risk will be 30 percent.

This forecast was prepared by the WNCN weather team and is based on the latest information available and years of weather forecasting in North Carolina. It was not produced by a computer like many forecasts you find on the web, social media and smarts phone apps.

The 4th of July is still a couple of days away, but the celebration…

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