WEATHER THIS WEEK: June 30 – July 6

Your weekly forecast by Zachary Jacomowitz

Hello, Rockland County! I hope that you have had a pleasant week. As we approach the weekend and the 4th of July holiday, the weather plays a huge role in our plans, so with that said, let’s get right to the forecast!

Friday will be a warm and humid day. Expect a mixture of sunshine and clouds. A shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out during the afternoon and early evening hours. High temperatures will top out near 90°. Saturday will be similar to Friday in that it’ll be hot and muggy out ahead of a cold front. Highs will be in the low 90s along with partly cloudy skies. Again, a shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.

As of now, the wetter half of the weekend appears to be Sunday as the front approaches and moves through our area. Highs will be in the low to mid-80s along with mostly cloudy to cloudy skies. Showers and storms are a threat on this day. The cold front will be a rather weak front as conditions on Monday will be warm, but not as humid. Dew points drop back into the 50s, which is much more comfortable. Highs, though, will be back in the mid-80s. Skies should be partly cloudy.

Tuesday is the 4th of July, and the weather, as of now, is not looking too bad. Highs will be in the mid-80s, and skies should be partly cloudy. There is the chance of some showers as the day progresses and into the evening hours, but as of now, that chance is not supported by all of the computer forecast models, but it is something to keep an eye on due the evening festivities across the area. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s and low 70s for fireworks. Then on Wednesday, we could be looking at some showers. Highs will be near 80°, but it could be warmer if the rain holds off. Unsettled weather could be in store for Thursday as a weak area of low pressure approaches the area. Highs will be in the 70s to near 80°.

I hope that you have a great weekend, and I hope you have a Happy and Safe 4th of July! Once again, I’d like to thank all of the servicemen and women for keeping us safe and protecting our freedom, with that, I, and we, say thank you.