More rain in store Independence Day weekend

Published: Jun. 30, 2021 at 5:21 PM CDT
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Weak high pressure controls our weather Thursday, ahead of a cold front that comes Friday into Saturday, our rain chances are smaller tomorrow. Steady inflow of Gulf moisture keeps slight rain chances in the area during the afternoon hours. Temperatures reach for the low 90s after starting off the morning in the low and mid-70s.

The next system we’ll be keeping a close eye on arrives Fourth of July weekend as another trough of low pressure brings a very rare early July front to Central Texas. The cold front looks to come as early as Friday evening and then will either push through slowly or stall out somewhere close to our area. Because of this extra lift, showers and thunderstorms remain possible into the upcoming holiday weekend, but it isn’t expected to be a total washout. Best rain chance, as of now, looks to be Friday evening and into Saturday.

On the other days, expect more isolated to scattered storm chances. This forecast is still a few days out, so it could still change, but at this time we recommend an indoor backup plan for Independence Day celebrations.

In tropical news, the National Hurricane Center has started issuing advisories on what is now Potential Tropical Depression Five Wednesday afternoon. This tropical wave in the Atlantic is currently slated to become Tropical Storm Elsa tonight or early Thursday. The system will continue to track to the northwest over the coming days through the Caribbean, and potentially make a run for the Gulf of Mexico by the early-to-middle portions of next week. As of right now, concern from our area is low, as forecast models are in general agreement of the storm tracking closer to the eastern portions of the Gulf, but something to keep eyes on.

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