July Fourth-cast: Hot, humid with isolated showers

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It's a grey start to the holiday for many of us, even some fog for areas who saw some overnight rain move through. While it won't be wet all day long, we probably won't see a ton of sun either.

Sky stays mostly cloudy with only isolated showers mid-morning through early afternoon, before another round of late afternoon storms. You may certainly have to dodge some wet weather if you're out on the Lake or grilling out this afternoon. However, at this time it looks like most of the storms will be moving out of the area around Fireworks time, so we should see improving conditions after sunset.

Aside from the storm threat, it's just going to be downright hot and humid. Highs may only reach the low 90s-- but it will feel close to 100° at times this afternoon with the heat index.

The rest of the week may not be as stormy, but it will be even hotter. Tuesday through Friday will feature isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms (20%-40% coverage). Highs will be in the mid 90s most days, but again, it will feel like it's close to 100° at the height of each afternoon.

Have a great holiday and keep it safe!

- Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases

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