Latest Fourth of July forecast: Hour by hour

Posted at 8:33 AM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 09:33:43-04

Scattered rain will be moving into the Coastal Bend throughout our Fourth of July. It won’t be a washout, but some folks may have to deal with some rain during their festivities.

Fourth of July breakdown

9 A.M. – Noon: No problems! Have fun!

Noon – 3 P.M.: Rain starts approaching our northern counties.

3 P.M. – 7 P.M.: Watch the radar. Scattered storms will be moving in.

7 P.M. – Midnight: Scattered showers and storms. It won’t be a washout everywhere, but some folks will be dealing with rain while trying to shoot fireworks.

Fourth of July forecast

Unfortunately, Wednesday afternoon and evening are likely to bring scattered showers and storms to the area. The chance of rain will be highest for areas to the north of Corpus Christi.

Rainfall is already quite heavy along the upper-Texas coastline near Houston and Galveston. As for the Coastal Bend, scattered rain is expected to start near dinnertime and last through the overnight. This could make for wet holiday festivities and a damp fireworks display for some folks.

Canceling or changing plans will more than likely be a game-time decision. The showers and storms associated with the approaching weather system have tended to strengthen during the morning and weaken during the evening. If the storms weaken enough during the evening, then we may fare okay during fireworks time. However, we won’t be able to tell if the storms are weakening fast enough until around dinnertime. To stay ahead of the game, check with Action 10 News on-air, online, or on our digital platforms before heading out the door to get the latest update on the storms. 

The rest of the week

The weather conditions will remain favorable for rain even after the Fourth with another weather system moving in Friday into Saturday. Most of the rain that we’ll see for the remainder of the week will form during the afternoon with the afternoon heating and the sea breeze. It will still be scattered in nature which will leave some folks without rain and others will a good soaking.