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'Keep an eye to the sky' this Fourth of July, forecasters say. Heat and rain to stay

Beachgoers walk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Monday, May 28, 2018, as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches the Gulf Coast. The storm's gusty rain and brisk winds roiled the seas near the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday, keeping white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds.
Beachgoers walk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Monday, May 28, 2018, as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches the Gulf Coast. The storm's gusty rain and brisk winds roiled the seas near the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday, keeping white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. Northwest Florida Daily News via AP

Expect more of the same weather in South Florida this week — scattered storms, scorching temperatures and lots of humidity.

Heat indexes may even surpass 100 degrees, said Arlena Moses, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"We are in the summer wet season," Moses said. "We expect to see scattered storms most afternoons."

This includes Wednesday, the Fourth of July.

As the holiday approaches, so does a low-pressure system from the east, forecasters said. Chances of rain will hover around 50 to 60 percent in the next few days, and the probability for showers may rise during annual firework displays. Moses said the more inland you are, the higher the chance of wet weather.

"It's always good to keep an eye to the sky if you are outside," she said. "Look for storms developing in the area and have plans to move inside if things do pop up near where you are."

But as for predicting weather in Miami, social media users have their own opinions:

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