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Not as hot with more storms and heavy rain today

Heavy Rain Today: We will have another round of scattered showers and storms today as a cold front moves in from the north.  This will help to give us a break from the heat!  The storms today will have plenty of moisture to tap into, so they will contain heavy rain.  A few storms could also be strong to possibly severe with some gusty winds and hail.  High temperatures will still get into the lower 90s before the storms develop.  Make sure you take the umbrella and rain coat today! 

Some showers will linger overnight as the cold front settles along the coast.  Otherwise, it will be mild and muggy with lows in the 70s. 

The front will remain stalled along the coast on Wednesday, so we will continue to deal with scattered showers and storms.  However, the Southshore to the coast will see the most storms.  High temperatures will remain lower thanks to the clouds and rain, and they will only be in the upper 80s. 

Thursday will be a transition day from the stormy weather and eventual drier weather.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and storms.  It will be hotter since we will see more sun.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and it will feel like 95-100°.  

4th of July Weekend: An upper-level ridge will build over us on Friday and stick around until next week.  This means we will have some nice, but hot weather for the 4th of July Weekend!  Friday through Monday will be partly cloudy and hot with a slight chance for afternoon storms (20% chance).  Highs will be in the mid 90s and it will feel like 100-105°.


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