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Holiday Weekend Planner: Showers and storms on tap

We'll see rain chances both Saturday and Sunday
Posted at 10:22 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 10:22:30-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) — If you've got plans for the holiday weekend, you may want to consider adding an umbrella to the list of things to grab. Rain chances are climbing into this holiday weekend with numerous showers and storms on tap starting today through both Saturday and Sunday!

Showers and storms are going to be developing through the afternoon and evening today along the seabreeze with highs in the lower 90's and heat indices flirting with the triple digits. Through the weekend, afternoon rain coverage will continue to increase while the high temperatures drop just a bit. While the weekend won't be offering widespread, non-stop rain albeit the high rain chances, we'll see more of a sun/cloud mix accompanied by periods of storminess. We won't be expecting much severe weather potential through the weekend- instead just a few isolated stronger storms with heavy rainfall, frequent thunder and lightning, and some gusty winds. Most areas can expect around 1-3" of rainfall through the weekend, so plan accordingly if you're spending time outdoors this weekend and have a backup plan if necessary!


A Full Moon and partial Lunar Eclipse may also be visible across parts of the Big Bend and southern Georgia tomorrow night! A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse is when the outer shadow the the Earth is cast over just part of the moon. It will be visible starting Saturday night at 11:04p.m. until Sunday morning at 1:56 a.m.

This is the "least impressive" type of eclipse and is faintly seen by the naked eye. It's best viewed by using a telescope. There may be some clouds lingering across the area still tomorrow evening which could block the moon.