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Fourth of July weather: Scattered showers possible with highs in the mid 90s


Showers and storms are back in the forecast for our Fourth of July.

Showers will push into East Texas today, from the west, thanks to an area of low pressure to our north, over Oklahoma. These showers will be isolated in the morning, becoming more scattered in the afternoon and evening.

The best chance for rain will be over the northern half of East Texas, north of Highway 84. There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather, level 1 of 5, for that area which includes Tyler, Longview, Athens, Henderson, Mineola, Gilmer, Sulphur Springs and Mount Pleasant. A Marginal Risk means that there is a small chance for isolated strong to severe storms to form. The main threats will be hail and high winds.

For the majority of East Texas, we'll just be looking at scattered showers that could leave around 0.25-0.5" of rain by the end of the day. For those of us who see a few of those isolated storms, we could have some moderate to heavy rain at times. 

Highs will be a little cooler than the weekend, in the low to mid-90s, thanks to a few clouds and that chance for rain. It's still going to feel hot, with heat indices from 105-108 this afternoon.

Heat Advisories will remain in effect through at least this evening, but some counties have already extended the advisory through tomorrow evening.

The wind will be out of the southwest around 15, gusting up to 25 mph. These wind gusts could cause some moderate to rough chop on the open water, so be extra cautious on the lakes today.

Skies will be partly cloudy overnight, perfect for fireworks! As the chance for rain comes to an end overnight, we'll be sunny and hot through the end of the week with lows in the upper 70s and highs in the mid to upper 90s.

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