SUNDAY UPDATE:  Very HOT First Week of July

This last day of June will be rather routine.  More scattered storms will fire-up, reaching a peak by late this afternoon.  The big story in the week ahead will be the Heat.  Triple digits heat indices will be around every day this week.  But, the heat index will be near or close to the danger range Wednesday through Saturday. That’s particularly dangerous considering all the 4th of July holiday weekend outdoor activities.

TODAY:  Partly sunny.  Scattered, random thunderstorms will be most numerous this afternoon and this evening.  The storms will fade out tonight.  High today 92.  Low tonight 72.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Storms will thin out and become widely scattered Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, the heat is building.  Highs will climb to at least the mid 90’s, but heat indices will be into triple digits each day.

An upper level Heat Dome high will be in place by mid week, and through late week.  The Heat Index will be close to the 105 danger range Wednesday through Saturday. That’s particularly dangerous considering all the 4th of July holiday weekend outdoor activities.

 

BEACH FORECAST:  Like the last two days, thunderstorms will be in ample supply today.  But, the trend will be for fewer storms Monday through Wednesday.  The rip current risk is listed as low to moderate from Gulf Shores to Pensacola.  In Walton and Bay county, including beaches from Destin to Panama City, officials still warn ‘strong and frequent rip currents area possible.’  Please pay attention to the flags on the Beach.

I’ll have a complete video update Monday morning, online by 4:45AM.  Stay dry!   Have a nice Sunday.  I’ll see you in the morning.  (I’ll be back in Montgomery)

–Rich