Earlier in the week ( on my stormtopper forecast) I mentioned caution with the outlook on the 4th with Hurricane Alex potentially being pulled northeast into an approaching trough. However modeling over the last few days has indicated the presence of a strong ridge developing from the Ohio valley to the east coast by early next week. This ridge should strong enough to keep the region dry through the 4th.
1. We will still be under the influence of this cool shot of Canadian air for Thursday and Friday with sunny skies and highs in the low 80’s.
2. By Saturday the flow will turn southerly meaning an increase in humidity and temps with lows back in the 60′s and highs in the mid to upper 80′s. This trend continues for the 4th with lows in the upper 60′s and highs just above 90 making it a hot and dry 4th.