First of all, I hope you’re having a wonderful 4th of July week! If you have outdoor plans, please keep an eye on the radar and the sky. We will be dodging scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms could be strong, maybe even briefly severe, both this afternoon/evening and Tuesday afternoon/evening. I’m already seeing a complex of showers and t-storms moving into west TN. Those storms are showing more organization and I don’t see why they wouldn’t be able to thrive in this hot and humid environment. Those would be getting to the plateau later this afternoon, probably around 3:00 or so. So, again, this isn’t going to be a total washout either today or tomorrow, but you definitely need to be mindful of these scattered storms. Hopefully, the 4th of July fireworks won’t be affected too much. Below is the radar at about 9:00a.m. Notice those storms near Memphis, moving east.
Looking ahead to Wednesday through Friday, we’ll still be dealing with scattered afternoon/evening storms, with the greatest chance being Thursday, the least chance being Friday. We’re also watching the tropics. There’s a system waaayyyy out there, so we’ve got a week to watch it. It will likely become our next named storm. It bears watching.