Zack: More storms likely for the 4th of July

Rain coverage remains high for the 4th of July holiday with a 60-70% coverage expected today.

Zack: Saturday morning weather forecast

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The transition to that wet pattern we have been talking about has officially happened considering the storms around the area the past two days and more to come for today.

Your 4th of July will bring its own fireworks in the form of Mother Nature’s natural fireworks, thunderstorms. Coverage of the rain this afternoon will be quite widespread with a 60-70% chance for storms. Some of these storms will lead to heavy rainfall causing street flooding, dangerous lightning and gusty winds so make sure any outdoor plans have a quick indoor option.

Hopefully with the loss of daytime heating this evening the rain will dissipate leaving us with a few dry hours for fireworks.

Little change expected for the second half of the weekend as we will continue to see widespread storm activity on Sunday. In fact this wet pattern looks to last right on into next week before a transition to drier and hotter weather arrives come the middle to end of the week.

In the tropics Tropical Depression #5 has been labeled for a system approaching Bermuda. This could become Edouard over the next day but like many of these early season storms that have developed in the subtropics, it will just head out to sea.

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