Welcome to the Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather. It’s Monday, July 3, 2023. Start your day the right way with everything you need to know about today's weather. You can also get a quick briefing of national, regional and local weather whenever you like with the FOX Weather Update podcast.
Independence Day festivities could be a washout
A series of disturbances will continue to keep storm chances alive for millions across the country, potentially hindering any outdoor activities planned for the Fourth of July holiday.
On Monday, the threat of showers and storms will stretch from southern New England to the Southeast, with a separate area of showers and thunderstorms possible across portions of the northern Plains. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats in these areas.
Severe weather is also possible in parts of the mid-Atlantic and northern Plains on Monday.
On Tuesday, there is a threat of severe weather from the upper Mississippi Valley southwestward to the central High Plains, as well as from the mid-Atlantic and Carolinas west-southwestward to the lower Mississippi Valley.
Hot holiday in the West
A good portion of the West will feel the heat Monday before the holiday.
Lake Havasu City in western Arizona, known for popular outdoor recreation, has a forecast high of 120 degrees on Monday. Officials warn that because of the rapid increase in temperatures, it's very important to remember to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and reapply frequently, and reduce your exposure to sunlight as much as possible.
Buck Moon: First supermoon of 2023 rises
As you're looking at the night sky for fireworks this holiday, don't forget to glance at the Moon. This year's first supermoon will be visible Monday evening.
The July full Moon is known by its Native American name – the Buck Moon – because deer antlers are in full growth during the summer.
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