It actually might be a GOOD thing for the 4th of July holiday, to be honest.

Last week, we learned all about the upper level omega block, which produced all kinds of sweaty temperatures for the Midwest. This week, it's all about the "ring of fire."

No, not THAT one.

Basically, it's a dome of hot air that the storm tracks are following. This will create short bursts of thunderstorms that could last anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours, but not an all-day rain. So, if you've got outdoor plans this week, be prepared, but it doesn't necessarily mean you've gotta cancel.

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