4:00 PM EDT 8/1/12 (Forecaster Mike) – Happy August! With only a week and a half remaining until the Maryland State BBQ Bash hosted by the Downtown Bel Air Alliance of Harford County, MD, we’re going to take a look at the conditions around the country for those of you holding a backyard BBQ bash of your own this Wednesday!
MAYBE A WET GRILL – Across portions of the east, scattered showers and thunderstorms will add some rain concerns to your outdoor grilling plans. This includes regions like Philadelphia in our Southeast Pennsylvania zone. Some of the storms could produce locally heavy rainfall across the region with highs in the mid to upper 80s across the Philadelphia metro. The good news is that no regions are expecting a washout Wednesday, but scattered showers and storms are possible.
GRILL NOT NECESSARY – The Tulsa, Oklahoma area will be looking at temperatures so hot that we may not even need a grill! Visit this latest report by Affiliate Forecaster Wesley Hicks of ConvectiveWeather in the Southern Plains, and just set your BBQ outside, and there will be no shortage of cooking heat. Temperatures across central Oklahoma will surge well above 100º and we have a chance to surpass 110º with some locales even nearing an astounding 115º! The heat is approaching dangerous levels across the region so please be cautious when you head outside across the central Plains on Wednesday.