JAMESTOWN — With the 4th of July right around the corner, it’s only fitting that we celebrate in typical July fashion with lots of sunshine, humidity and heat.
The pesky low that was churning off the Atlantic coast has now faded away leading to a nice ridge of high pressure to build in across the Great Lakes region. This high will hold strong all of the way through the week into early next week as surges of hot air pool into the Northeast.
Expect another mainly clear night tonight. Temperatures a bit warmer with humidity staying up. There could also be some river valley fog overnight. Lows 60 in the valleys to 69 at the Lake Erie shoreline.
Friday will be another sunny and muggy day overall. However with a weak front pushing in from the north and east, there could be an isolated shower or two inland away from Lake Erie in the afternoon. The chance is rather small, a 20 to 25 percent chance of any one spot getting wet, but it is worth mentioning. Highs 82 to 88.
The sunshine will continue on Independence Day itself with a bit more humidity to go around. Highs 84 to 90.
We will stay hot and humid both Sunday and Monday with lots of sunshine and highs in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s in spots.
We will reintroduce the chance for spotty afternoon popcorn showers and thunderstorms Tuesday through Wednesday with near tropical humidity and hot air temperatures nearing 90.
Heat indices, or the “feels like” temperatures could rise into the mid 90’s in spots so we won’t be shocked if the National Weather Service opts to issue Heat Advisories for next week.
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