7/4 – Independence Day “Midday News” Forecast
High pressure at the surface extends from New England to Mississippi, with yesterday`s weak trough near the Texas/Louisiana border. Isolated shower/t-storms will be in the this afternoon thorough mid-evening.
Heat Indices this afternoon will be between 97-101 degrees…
On Thursday, current low-pressure off the Florida coast will move westward along the Louisiana coast, once again enhancing t-storm development. With somewhat more sunshine expected over the next few days, anticipate high temperatures fairly close to normal. This weekend a surface boundary will work into the area from the north and northeast as it weakens. This will provide a focus for convective development for Saturday and Sunday before it dissipates. Precipitation chances for the weekend will be above normal, in the 50-70 percent range for much of the area, before lowering during the early part of next week.