A tropical wave will continue to move westward along the Gulf Coast today as a ridge of high pressure builds over the central part of the U.S. As the heat wave continues north of our area, we’ll get a break from the heat in the form of showers and thunderstorms under mostly cloudy skies. There were rains during the overnight period, and those rains have since diminished. It won’t take long for new storms to develop later this morning with a little daytime heating. Because of the abundant available moisture in place, some storms could be efficient rainfall producers. Just about everyone can expect some rain today, most areas will see an inch or two of accumulation. Isolated areas could see up to four inches.
This wave will continue pushing toward Texas on the 4th of July. Abundant moisture and instability will still be in place. Therefore high rain chances will continue into the mid week. An additional inch or two of rain will be possible, although most of the rains should be winding down by the evening hours. Therefore as of now, fireworks displays look okay.
Thursday through Friday should calm down as the wave moves away from the area, but another will drift westward toward the weekend. Rainfall chances will drop off through Saturday, with just afternoon variety thunderstorms and highs back in the 90s. Better coverage of rainfall will return by Sunday and Monday.