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LOCAL 5 FORECAST: Mild and sunny to start the week

Hot and muggy weather returns to the state on Wednesday and Thursday.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gorgeous weather is expected to continue for the start of this week, with forecast highs hitting the low 80s today and the mid to upper 80s on Tuesday. The wind will be very light today, but breezy conditions return for tomorrow and the middle of the week. Gusts on Tuesday and Wednesday could reach 20 to 30 mph.

It turns hotter for Wednesday and Thursday, with low to mid 90s expected. Humidity levels will climb during that timeframe, too. This will ultimately open the door for the next thunderstorm chance near the end of the week. At this point, the highest likelihood of seeing scattered rain and storms will be late Thursday through Friday morning, but it's still unclear just how widespread the storms will be. The storms that do form should be capable of producing quick periods of heavy rain, though. This will usher in cooler highs in the low 80s for the first few days of July.

The rain chance is low heading into the holiday weekend, but storm chances should kick back in around the 4th of July. This may lead us into a more unsettled pattern for a few days just after the holiday. Temperatures will go from the low and mid 80s Saturday to the low 90s by next Monday. 

Have a great day! 

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