Triad -- Triad residents have been baking this weekend with highs in the upper 90s to low 100s both days. This is not your typical first day of July weather but there is no place for average in our extended forecast.
A big ridge of high pressure has been set up over the eastern part of the country. Readings of 100-plus degrees have been felt from the midwest to the deep south. The good news for us is that it looks like it will ease up as we head into the new week.
There is one more really hot day. Highs on Monday are forecast to be in the upper 90s. The old record at PTI airport for Monday is 98. That is also the forecast high so one more record could fall.
After that, we get a little bit of a break. Highs will scale back to the mid 90s by Tuesday and the low 90s for the rest of the week. As temps come down a bit, rain chances increase. There's a 40% chance of thunderstorms on Monday and a 30% chance the rest of the week.
As of now, the 4th of July will feature a high of 93 with a 30% chance of showers and t-storms.
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