Good Friday, folks. Our LOOOOOOONG 4th of July holiday weekend rolls on with more of the same coming from Mother Nature. Steamy temps give way to afternoon showers and thunderstorms each day. Blah, Blah and Blah. There may be a break in the action early next week as the tropics try to show some life.

Let’s begin with today. Storms are scattered early on but will increase this afternoon and evening. A few strong or locally severe storms are possible with high winds the main thing to watch for. These storms are also loaded with lightning and torrential rains that can cause local flash flooding.

The forecast for Saturday and Sunday is for more of the same. It won’t rain all the time, but when it does, it’s gonna come down hard.

We may see a break in the action early next week as temps and humidity levels come down a bit. The setup for later next week is going to try to put a trough in the eastern part of the country, but the tropics may have something to say about that.

The setup looks to be conducive for something to form across the southeast or in the Gulf of Mexico. The European Model is now latching on to that idea and even tries to bring the leftovers toward our region…

If that happens, it would make it harder for a tough to really dig in here, but could mean something for us to watch from the tropics.

As always, I have you set to do some storm tracking. Here are the tools for the job…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great day after the 4th and take care.