Heat And Storm Chances For 4th Of July Weekend Across Eastern Oklahoma

Friday, July 3rd 2020, 10:14 am
By: Stephen Nehrenz

Hot and muggy weather sticks with us for the holiday weekend, but storm chances are also in the cards.

We’ve had plenty of that steady summer heat already, and that won’t change much for our Friday. Highs will climb back into the 90s, with heat index values back over 100. And it will be a stuffy day with winds remaining very light. Take it easy!

Friday forecast.

Once again, a few widely scattered heavy storms are expected to flare up during the afternoon and early evening. One or two of those storms could briefly produce some damaging wind gusts, so just be aware! Due to the hit-or-miss nature of these storms, many will miss out. Depending on how many storms we see during the day, an additional flare-up of storms may also occur late Friday night.

Friday rain chances.

Heat, humidity, and storm chances continue for the 4th of July holiday as well. We’ll have pretty seasonable temperatures with highs around 90 to the lower 90s. Scattered showers and storms are a possibility early Saturday morning, with the chance for an additional flare-up of scattered storms continuing into 4th of July afternoon.

WARN Radar

If you have any outdoor plans on the 4th, especially in the middle of the day, I’d have an indoor alternative ready to go just in case, even though not everyone will see a storm for the holiday. Storm chances on the 4th do look to diminish in time for most of the evening fireworks displays.

July 4th forecast.

Steady summertime will be the theme for the foreseeable future as we move past the 4th of July. We’ll be holding steady with lows in the 70s, highs in the 90s, and afternoon heat index values at times around 100 for much of next week. Pretty much any day next week has a slim chance for an isolated storm or two, though most of us will likely stay dry in that pattern. Summer is here to stay!

I hope you have a great Friday and a terrific 4th of July, Green Country! Please stay safe! You can follow me on Twitter @StephenNehrenz as well as my Facebook page Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz to stay up to date with the very latest.