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Dangerous heat and storm chances through the 4th of July

Relief from the heat arrives on Friday with below average temperatures
Posted at 6:58 AM, Jul 02, 2024

*** EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING WEDNESDAY FROM NOON UNTIL 9 PM ***

Expect another toast day for you Wednesday plans. Temperatures will climb well into the 90s with heat index values in the triple digits.

Storm chances Wednesday look higher along the OK/KS line, and we'll keep a slight chance down to I-44. Not all will enjoy it, but any rain-cooled air from nearby storms will be welcomed. Highest odds temps being cooled by rain will be north.

The Fourth of July also looks hot and humid. Highs near the triple digits with partly cloudy skies and south to southwest winds of 10-25 mph. A cold front will arrive from the northwest sparking a few late afternoon and evening thunderstorms. We'll have to monitor fireworks displays for Thursday evening in case Mother Nature has some fireworks of her own! A few severe storms with damaging wind potential will be possible.

Slight rain chances continue Friday morning as the front keeps pushing south, but the bigger story will be the relief from the heat behind the front. This will keep temperatures in the mid/upper 80s with northerly winds! A refreshing finish to the week!

The weekend looks seasonably hot and humid with forecast temps expected to be close to normal. As moisture returns from the south, a few showers and storms look possible on Sunday.

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