Fourth of July forecast: Will the weather threaten barbecues, fireworks?
Rounds of rain and thunderstorms will develop from portions of the mid-Mississippi Valley to the Ohio River Valley and the mid-Atlantic states on Independence Day.
Some of these storms could produce a large amount of rain and lead to flash flooding.
“There is the potential for 2-4 inches of rain to fall where the storms repeat,” AccuWeather Lead Storm Warning Meteorologist Eddie Walker said.
Some of the strongest storms could also produce small hail, isolated wind gusts and frequent lightning.
Where these thunderstorms are the most robust during the evening hours poses the greatest threat for fireworks shows to be delayed or canceled.
“Evening fireworks displays could be in jeopardy in cities such as St. Louis, Louisville, Indianapolis and Cincinnati,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said.
Thunderstorms are likely to be more spotty in nature farther to the south along the Gulf Coast states.
“A typical smattering of thunderstorms will fire up across Florida during the afternoon, but many should dissipate by dark as fireworks get underway,” Pydynowski said.
Story by Brett Rathburn, Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com
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