ORLANDO, Fla. — This Independence Day will feature sufficient moisture to trigger scattered showers and storms once again, in similar fashion to the last few days.
Partly sunny skies will give way to a 60 percent coverage of storms moving in from the west, continuing through Saturday afternoon. Frequent lightning, torrential rain and gusty wind could accompany any storm.
More clouds and the presence of rain will keep temperatures closer to 90 degrees on Saturday. With the humidity, it will feel more like near 100 degrees.
Storms will drift east and diminish this evening with only a few showers around past sunset. Overnight will be muggy and mild with lows in the mid-70s.
Few changes will be found Sunday and Monday as high moisture stays draped across the Florida peninsula. Combined with the daytime heating and some impulses aloft, the ingredients will favor coverage of rain both days around 60 percent.
Daily scattered thunderstorms appear in the forecast throughout much of the upcoming week. Highs will stay at or just above the average high for this time of year which is 90 degrees.
Surf and Boating Forecast
Boaters and beach-goers should be ready to seek shelter if threatening weather approaches. Expect seas offshore to run between 1 to 2 feet with a light chop on the Intracoastal.
In the tropics, a small area of low pressure about 400 miles west-southwest of Bermuda is showing moderate signs of development. A tropical depression may form this weekend as it moves east-northeast, so interests in Bermuda should monitor this system.
It would be no threat to Florida or the United States.
Hurricane season runs through November 30.