After an uncharacteristic gray and cool June day, temperatures will be on the rise once again as we get set for the next heat wave. A similar situation to the last heat wave will set up as high pressure, currently responsible for the northerly winds and cool temperatures today will shift to our southwest and pump up heat for the rest of the week and into the weekend.
Enjoy the cool and comfortable overnight temperatures for at least one more day. Tonight's lows will be in the upper 50's to lower 60's, so it's another perfect night to open the windows and keep the air conditioner off. Winds will start to shift overnight as the high pressure begins to move, out of the west at 5 to 15 mph, so still a bit breezy. Tomorrow we venture back into the 80's with a high in the mid 80's around the city. Winds still a bit breezy, from the northwest.
Thursday will start our second heat wave of the 2012 season. Unlike the last one, it will be longer in duration but not as intense, meaning no near 100-degree highs. Friday skies will start partly cloudy but clouds will be on the increase throughout the day as there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Saturday will be in the mid-90's in the metro, but for those of you headed to the shore these warm temperatures will be slightly subdued. Sunday will still feature temperatures in the 90's under partly sunny skies. Monday looks to be the last day in the 90's before we drop the temperatures slightly. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening on Monday.
Looking towards the Fourth of July, It will still be warm, with temperatures hovering around 90-degrees. If you coming into the city for the Welcome America celebration or activities, please keep yourself plenty hydrated and cool. Humidity level could be in the increase, so the heat index could venture close to the century mark. Also, over the next five days, Tropical Storm Debby look to finally make it's move northeasterly over Florida and return back to open waters in the Gulf Stream, when it will re-strengthen back into a tropical storm. However, after effecting Florida, it isn't forecasted to affect any other states within the forecast period.