Fourth of JULY Update: Scattered to Numerous Storms – Have a Plan B

Happy Fourth of July!  Much of this holiday will be dry.  There will be many dry hours.  BUT, radar will be bright and colorful later.  Scattered to numerous random storms could wash out several outdoor events.  Storms will be most numerous in the late afternoon and well into the evening. Some storms could be strong/severe. Watch out for intense frequent lightning.  Some towns will get lucky, others will not.  Our weather app will keep you on top of the action with radar, future radar and instant push notifications for severe alerts.  The better than normal rain chances will continue Wednesday and Thursday. Here’s my brief forecast discussion.

TODAY:  Hot & Humid.   High near 95.  Heat index 101 to 106.  Scattered to numerous showers and strong storms, especially in the afternoon and evening hours.  Low tonight 75.

 SPC has has much of the state in a Marginal Severe Risk today and again on Wednesday.  There will be some warnings again.    Scattered strong storms with damaging wind gusts and intense lightning.  Lightning deaths statistically peak on the 4th of July, because so many people are outside.

Here’s a flavor of Future Radar later today and tonight..  Scattered to numerous storms. These are just models.  Radar won’t look like this.  This gives you an idea on the general storm coverage.  Our weather app will keep you on top of the action.  It’s free in the app store, just search Rich Thomas weather. 

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Scattered to numerous strong storms each day this week.  Some will reach severe limits.  Storms will be most numerous in the afternoon and evening hours. Highs in the low to mid 90’s through the week and into the weekend.  Lows at night in the 70’s. 

BEACH FORECAST:   Quite a stormy week down at the beach at times.  Be flexible.  Watch the radar.  If you hear thunder, get in side.  Lightning is a big killer on the beach.  Scattered to numerous storms each day.  Hot and Humid.  Moderate rip current risk.   

FULL MOON:  The moon is full.  In July, it’s called the Full Buck Moon.  Sunrise today: 5:41 am.  Moonset 6:41 AM.  Sunset 7:55 PM.  Moonrise tonight: 9:36 PM, sets at 7:56 am Wednesday morning. 

TROPICAL UPDATE:   There’s nothing in the tropics.  The  Atlantic Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico are quiet for now.

Thanks for reading this Blog this morning! I’ll have another update for you in the morning.  Have a nice 4th of July holiday!  Everything is back to normal Wednesday.


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