The National Weather Service is expecting one more dry day on Friday, before rain returns to the forecast on Saturday July 4. There will be scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region during the day on Saturday, but most of the activity will be weakening and dissipating in the early evening hours. There is a small chance that some of these storms could be strong, capable of producing gusty winds and deadly lightning.

After low rain chances on Sunday, next week looks to be hot and dry. Heat will be the main concern – as maximum afternoon heat indices will go back up to the 100 to 105 F range, just a little below the threshold for excessive heat advisories.
The tropics will be quiet for the next week in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and Atlantic Ocean.
Have a safe and happy Independence Day!