Hot and muggy Fourth of July, evening storms possible

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PHOENIX – We’re looking at a warm and humid Fourth of July after a hot and stormy weekend.

The ridge of high pressure that brought us record-high temperatures over the weekend has shifted to the east. The clockwise flow around it has drawn in that monsoon moisture from the south, fueling Sunday night’s storms. We could be in for more of the same this afternoon and evening.

The ridge likely will not shift away from us until the end of the week. That means a chance of evening storms is going to stay in the forecast through at least the middle of the week.

There’s a 50-50 chance you could see some storm activity if you’re spending July 4 in the high country.

Plan on a high of 106 degrees Monday in Phoenix. While the temperatures are down a bit, humidity levels are up. It’s going to be partly sunny and muggy. There’s a 20- to 30-percent chance of storms later in the day.

The overnight low will be about 86 degrees. There’s a chance of gusty winds and blowing dust.

We’re going to stay in the 109, 110 range for most of the week, with a chance of storms most evenings.

We should dry out again by next weekend.