Hot and humid Fourth of July; afternoon thunderstorms likely across DC region

Heat and humidity are back in the forecast this Fourth of July with thunderstorms possible during the early to mid-afternoon hours. FOX 5's Mike Thomas says it could feel pretty uncomfortable outside with high temperatures in the lower 90s. A heat index could make it feel like temperatures are in the upper 90s to over 100 degrees.

The best chance for thunderstorm activity in the D.C. region Thursday will be between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. It won't rain every minute between those hours, Mike says, but it is during this window that thunderstorms are likely to be most widespread. Mike says heavy downpours and gusty winds can't be ruled out of the mix.

Hopefully the storms clear out in time for a dry evening just in time for the many fireworks displays across the area. The heat and humidity stick around through the weekend with a slight drop in temperatures into early next week.

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