A broad, albeit fairly weak storm system over the southwest Atlantic will drift across the northern Florida peninsula from east to west over the next 24-48 hours. In advance of it, a few spots will pick up a brief thundershower tonight. However, this same feature will help to enhance a couple thunderstorms toward the tail-end of our July 4th holiday. It’ll therefore be best to keep an eye to the sky, and have a fallback plan of attack just in case you are caught in a thunderstorm when celebrating outdoors.
Meanwhile, a cool front across the High Plains and western Great Lakes will dip southward, bringing with it numerous showers and thunderstorms both days of the weekend. Isolated severe weather is also possible. The combination of this front to our north, more clouds, and thunderstorms will help ease the heat. However, as thunderstorms become much more widely separated next week, higher heat will be able to move back in.