4th of July And Weekend Forecast! Chance of Showers? Record Heat?

With the weekend in sight and a long holiday weekend, everyone wants to know what the forecast is! Short and simple... HOT!

Starting off with today, mostly sunny with temperatures flirting around 90. Light winds and a little humidity with dewpoints in the upper 50's to low 60's. Any time the dew points jump into the 60 the air starts to get a little thick.

Very similar for Friday but a little warmer. More sunshine, light winds, and temps into the lower to mid 90's. Over the weekend dewpoints will remain in the upper 50's to mid 60's so it will be a little humid but not terrible considering how warm it's going to be. The wind will pick up as well. This is going to help out a lot with the heat, a gentle breeze between 10-20 mph both Saturday and Sunday out of the south (could get a couple of gusts a little higher) with high temperatures in the 90's! We are forecasting a high of 97 on Saturday which would break the previous record of 95 set in 1949, and 95 on Sunday which would fall just short of the record of 97 in 1989 here in Fargo. Mostly sunny skies for Saturday with a few more clouds into the late afternoon and a chance for a few scattered showers and thundershowers... I believe most of this will be to the northwest between Jamestown, Devils Lake, and Grand Forks ND but, we can't rule out that pushing more south with a disturbance moving through Saturday late afternoon into the evening and overnight. 

Sunday, a few leftover clouds in the morning then partly cloudy to mostly sunny in the afternoon, hot and again a slight breeze from the south, just enough to keep you cool when you jump out of the lake or pool! Into the late afternoon/evening of Sunday (4th of July) a cold front will track through the area.... this in return could spark up some showers and thunderstorms across the region. Things then cool down on Monday after the front passage with highs in the mid to upper 80's and wind swinging around from the north between 10-20 mph and again a chance for some scattered showers and thundershower in the evening and early overnight hours.

Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend all! And remember you can always get your full 7-Day forecast right here!



Justin Storm