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Forecast for tonight's fireworks, πŸŽ† plus the latest on Beryl

FORECAST HEADLINES:

  • Apart from a temporary breeze from the southeast, it will be calm and hot for the planned fireworks in the evening

  • Hot and dry again on Friday

  • Scattered showers, thunderstorms possible Saturday afternoon/evening

  • Beryl reappears in the Gulf this weekend. When this happens, we will have more clarity on the forecast

  • Regardless of Beryl's path, there will be dangerous surf on Texas beaches this weekend

  • The chance of localised rain increases for the next week, but will vary depending on Beryl's path.

FIREWORKS FORECAST:

After another hot afternoon, the fireworks will begin to fall below 30 degrees Celsius in the evening under mostly clear skies. At times there will be a breeze from the southeast with some gusts of 32 to 40 km/h.

FRIDAY:

We're in for another hot and dry day on Friday, with highs near 38Β°C, feeling a few degrees warmer due to humidity. A few clouds in the morning will turn to mostly sunny weather in the afternoon, with winds from the southeast at 8 to 16 km/h.

THIS WEEKEND / LATEST ON BERYL:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible through Saturday afternoon and evening as a weak front moves into Central Texas. Slightly better chances exist throughout the Hill Country during this period, where cloud cover will be about 20 to 30 percent.

There is still room for change in the forecast, but the certainty that tropical rains could occur next week is growing.

Only a scattered (20%) chance of rain is forecast for Sunday as we see Beryl moving through the western Gulf of Mexico by then. While we still have to wait and see what condition Beryl is in after it crosses the Yucatan Peninsula, the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center suggests the storm could briefly re-intensify to a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near the border of southern Texas and northern Mexico.

*There is still some uncertainty* as to where exactly Beryl will move, and we won't have a clearer picture until Beryl crosses the Yucatan, but there is increasing confidence that scattered rain will return to the local forecast starting Monday and Tuesday. It's not set in stone yet and the forecast is subject to change, so keep checking back for further updates.

If the forecast were to trend farther north and closer to San Antonio, periods of gusty winds and a larger precipitation gradient would be possible. If Beryl trended northwest (along the Rio Grande), more rain would penetrate locally in our area. A track farther south and west would mean drier conditions for South Central Texas.

The latest forecast of Beryl's track from the National Hurricane Center as of July 4, 4:00 p.m.

REGARDLESS of where Beryl makes landfall, high surf, rip currents and flooding are possible along the Texas coast, especially through Sunday. Please keep this in mind if you are traveling there this weekend!

We'll continue to send updates over the next few days as we refine the details. Until then, take care tonight! πŸŽ† ~ Mia

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