Natural Fireworks are Possible for Your 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July, folks! We have had a classic summer time pattern over the past week or so, and that looks to continue this afternoon. As such, some natural fireworks are possible for your 4th of July.


Scattered Storms Again

This isn’t really that unusual for this time of year, but for what feels like the 50th day in a row, we are expecting scattered storms across the region.

Wow! h/t giphy.com
Wow! h/t giphy.com

It happens to coincide with the 4th of July, so as such, I made the classic “nature’s fireworks” comment. It is true. The best chance for storms will be this afternoon during the peak heating of the day (11 am – 7pm). We already have some storms going!

h/t Radarscope
h/t Radarscope

As we get into the evening and night, they should taper off, creating good conditions for fireworks. Overall, not a terrible day. Highs will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, so any storm that passes through will help keep us cool!

h/t giphy.com
h/t giphy.com

The greatest threat with these storms is heavy rain and lightning, so if you do have a storm, be sure to get inside and protect yourself from lightning.


More Storms Friday and Saturday

I’m gonna keep this one short so you can get your forecast for the 4th and head out, but the threat for showers and storms will continue on Friday and Saturday.

h/t giphy.com
h/t giphy.com

Friday may not see as many widespread storms, but expect them to develop as usual during the afternoon hours. Heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds are expected across the region with any storm that develops.

h/t giphy.com
h/t giphy.com

Saturday may see some more organized activity across the region. A weak front looks to push into the region from the upper Midwest, and this is expected to create widespread storms on Saturday.

These are expected to be storms, but you can see how widespread the storms should be. h/t COD Weather
These are expected to be storms, but you can see how widespread the storms should be. h/t COD Weather

Highs both days should be in the upper 80s and lower 90s.


That is all I have folks! Have a Happy 4th of July, and be sure to follow @wxornotBG on Twitter for the latest weather info!

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