Back to the 90s for the 4th of July

Published: Jul. 3, 2022 at 5:27 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The heat and humidity continue to build in for the first half of the week before a stationary front brings rain chances for a good portion of the work week.

Skies will be mostly clear tonight and temperatures drop to the mid 60s. We’ll still have southerly winds, but the really humid weather should hold off until Monday afternoon.

The 4th of July starts out fairly sunny. Temperatures climb to the mid to upper 80s by noon and will be in the low 90s by the afternoon and early evening. Later in the day, some clouds will increase from the northwest. A decaying line of showers and storms approaches during the evening hours. I expect most of this line to fall apart by the time it reaches Fort Wayne and areas to the south and east, with the best chances of some evening storms being to the north and west of Fort Wayne.

The overall takeaway: daytime plans for the 4th will be a go (although it’ll be pretty hot), but chances for a few storms ramp up during the evening hours, which could put some fireworks shows in jeopardy. Keep the ABC21 First Alert Weather app handy to watch the radar heading into Monday night.

The best chance for more widespread storms will be overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning. Those storms aren’t likely to be severe, but they could carry some heavy rain. A few more pop-up showers and storms are possible later Tuesday, but those should be few and far between. Tuesday will also be pretty hot, with highs in the low 90s and heat indices in the mid to upper 90s.

A stationary front stalls out over the region for the rest of the work week, keeping chances for scattered storms in the forecast. This is some good news though, as we could use all the rain we can get!

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