Last Update: July 4, 6:00 AM
Rain chances are good this holiday weekend. We need it too, especially over the southeast corner of the state where the most extreme level of drought has made a return.
SATURDAY: This mornings rain has cleared but you should factor storms into your Independence Day plans! Low-level moisture surges back toward the mountains will combine with the mid-level moisture to make storms pretty likely and widespread today. These start up late morning and become more widespread by mid to late afternoon. They’ll be more numerous in the Plains for the evening than along I-25… For local fireworks displays keep an eye out for storms. They should be pretty few and far between by 9 PM.
TONIGHT: Storms will continue this evening over the plains and gradually shift east with time toward Kansas. A few storms could be strong with some hail and gusty winds. By mid-night most activity should be about done. Lows will fall into the 50s and 60s.
SUNDAY: Scattered storms are expected on Sunday, but the coverage should be a bit less. They’ll develop in the afternoon and wind down in the evening with highs in the 80s and 90s.
EXTENDED: Spotty storms hang on Monday and Tuesday as the forecast begins to heat back up to the 90s for more areas… 100s in the plains. We really feel the heat for the middle to end of next week with 90s and 100s for all under plenty of sun. It won’t take long for fire danger to climb again even after the rain earlier in the week. Be aware!