Expect a hot, hazy and humid week ahead, Jeswald says

It will be hot, hazy and humid this week as we head toward the July 4 holiday weekend, according to WRBL Chief Meteorologist Bob Jeswald.

The good news, Jeswald says, is that the mid-week’s scorching temperatures should taper off for the holiday.

The high Wednesday could be up around 98, the will gradually drop off to about 95 Thursday, then down into the low 90s for Friday through Sunday.

“It will be hot, a little hotter than it was last year at this time,” Jeswald said. “But it will be a lot cooler than it was two years ago when we hit 106, which was the hottest day on record in Columbus. So we can’t really complain.”

Jeswald said overnight lows will be in the low to mid 70s with high humidity.

While there is always a chance of an occasional afternoon thunderstorm brewing up, the chances of rain will dwindle as the week progresses. The high pressure ridge directly over the area will hold off rain, but will also keep in pollutants and such, he said.

“It will be hazy, humid, hot and stable,” Jeswald said.