Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thunderstorms will mix with fireworks for the 4th

After several cooler-than-normal days, low humidity, and beautiful evenings and early mornings, the atmosphere is getting primed to provide some of Mother Nature's fireworks for the holiday weekend. A slow-moving, weak cold front will drop into the area from the north late tonight and hang around through Saturday. In the meantime, high pressure has shifted east and the clockwise flow of air around the high is bringing humidity back to the Mid-South on southerly wind. By tonight, as the front makes it's approach and humidity continues to increase, a slight chance of showers or t'storms will crop up, particularly after midnight. Any fireworks displays this evening will be man-made and should remain dry!

By tomorrow, look for storms to become more widespread, with a 50/50 chance of rain for the entire area. Scattered thunderstorms will continue into the evening so bring an umbrella for any July 4th events you plan to attend. Scattered storms will continue Saturday as the front hangs around before lifting out Sunday with rain chances decreasing by the end of the weekend. A return to hot and humid weather is on tap for the beginning of next week.

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