Storms will be with us on our Independence Day afternoon

Independence Day Futurecast
Independence Day Futurecast(WTOK)
Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 4:24 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -We’ve seen a few showers and storms develop on our Friday afternoon as temperatures have climbed into the low-90s. Heat index values have reached the lower-100s for many of us. Any showers and storms that have formed this afternoon will begin to lose their strength after the sunsets. That doesn’t mean we will be dry entirely once the sun goes down, it just means the rainfall won’t be as heavy nor as numerous for the first half of the evening. This same process will happen on Independence Day. If you have any plans to light fireworks Saturday night, we should be mainly dry. Before then, scattered showers and storms will develop on our Saturday afternoon. Highs on Independence Day will be in the low-90s with heat index values topping out around 102.

High temperatures will cool off into the upper-80s on Sunday and that will bring afternoon heat index values below 100 degrees. We’ll see periods of rain and storms on our Sunday. Monday will be the coolest day of the next seven with highs only in the mid-80s. Rain and storms will stick around Monday and Tuesday, developing mainly during the afternoon hours and lasting through the early evening. Highs on Tuesday will return to the upper-80s.

The best chance of rain next week will be on Wednesday. Highs on our Wednesday will be in the upper-80s after starting the day in the low-70s. Rain chances will drop as we head into Thursday and Friday of next week. We’ll see a chance of scattered showers and storms on Thursday, followed by isolated showers and storms on Friday. As rain chances go down, high temperatures will go up. Highs will return to the low-90s on both days. Heat index values will top out around 102 Thursday afternoon and then around 105 Friday afternoon. Morning lows for both days will be in the mid-70s.

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