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July 3, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

July 3, 2016

The week ahead looks unsettled at times, but also hot and dry at times. We’re below normal as far as rainfall is concerned, so we could use a good amount of rain in the coming days. With the scattered nature of the storms this week, some may see less rain than others. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

I haven’t been out and about all that much this weekend, but what I’ve seen of the weather has been quite warm and dry. We’re still 3 inches or so below normal for this time of year from a rainfall standpoint. There’s always the chance of too much rain, but a good soaking rain is what we need right now.

Here’s the outlook for this week:

Tonight-Partly cloudy, a couple showers and storms are possible. Low 68.

Monday-Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms becoming more likely in the afternoon. High 92.

Monday night-Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 71.

Tuesday-Partly cloudy, with a few showers and thunderstorms. High 87.

Wednesday-Partly cloudy, with a chance of a few showers or storms. High 88.

Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny, a slight chance of rain. Highs near 90.

Friday-Mostly sunny, small chance of an afternoon pop-up thunderstorm. High 92.

It’s a broken-record forecast for sure, where I seem to be saying the same thing over and over and over again. Indeed, for the first three days of the week, there are decent chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Tri-Cities.

The best chance of rain at this point is Monday night, which is really bad timing for folks wanting to watch (or shoot off) fireworks for the Fourth. We may well not have to worry about lighting up the sky, as the atmosphere may do a good job of that itself!

A warm front will move through Monday, and that’s what will bring up our chances of rain Monday night. After that, we’ll be under a ridge of high pressure. That will be a summertime high, meaning that while we won’t have organized showers and storms after Wednesday, there’s a chance of a pop-up afternoon shower or thunderstorm in the heat of the muggy afternoon.

So keep in mind in the coming days, especially through Wednesday, that a good chance of storms exists starting tomorrow afternoon. We’ll decrease from a good chance of storms Monday night to a much smaller chance of rain late this week.

We’ll see some rain, some sun, and some lightning and thunder in the forecast this week. If you’re out and a storm is nearby, make sure to get indoors as soon as you can. Sometimes these things can sneak up on you if you’re not keeping an eye to the sky!

I’ll have more on the Independence Day evening storms late tomorrow afternoon. Have a great week!

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