When I was a kid, summer had several benchmarks. Memorial Day meant that school was out or was about to be out. My birthday (mid-August) was the warning shot that school was about to start. Depending on the school system, Labor Day was either the first long weekend of the school year, or that school would be starting the next day. My favorite was the 4th of July. Smack dab in the middle of the summer. Since it wasn’t surrounded by school, there was plenty of time to plan. In small town Missouri, almost all types of fireworks were legal, so I’d put on my own little fireworks display for the family, and dad would cook out and make homemade ice cream. If I didn’t do the fireworks, there was always some big display set to music out at the local college. We always had a lot of fun on the 4th of July. Except when it rained.
This year, we will likely have some thunderstorms in the state over the 4th of July weekend.
A front will enter the state. Although there’s room for this to change, it appears that the front will at least push through the northeastern half of the state, and might make it near/past the Red River. With that front in the area, storm chances will go up. The best chance for storms will be over eastern/northeastern Oklahoma. There could be periods or waves of storms during the afternoon and overnight hours. It won’t rain all day or all weekend, but there will be some storms around. We are in that time of year where severe storms/heavy rain are always a possibility. If you’re planning on going to the lakes this weekend, you need to be weather aware.
We will update you on the weekend forecast as we go through the week.