Good Wednesday, folks. It’s the day before our Independence Day and we continue to track rounds of showers and thunderstorms across our part of the world. This is a trend likely to continue into the big day and beyond.
Clusters of showers and storms will increase this afternoon and evening. Just like what we had on Tuesday, some of the storms may be strong or severe and put down a ton of rain. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center:
Damaging winds and large hail are the main severe weather threats today. These same storms can drop a few inches of rain in under an hour, so watch for flash flood issues.
What you see today is what you’re going to continue to see through the 4th of July holiday weekend. Strong storms and flash flooding issues are possible each and every day, so please keep that in mind. Some of our 4th of July parades, fireworks shows and cookouts may be impacted by the storms. Have a backup plan to be safe.
Cooler air likely comes in behind that into next week and this is a trend that’s showing up on most of the operational models and then ensembles. It’s also showing up on the seasonal models like the CFS:
Here’s the same model for the final week of July:
How about the first week of August? Well…
That has been a very consistent signal for a while, so we will see how that goes.
I leave you with your July 3rd tracking toys:
Have a great day and take care.