Independence Day forecast

Sharon Ray, Chief Meteorologist,
POSTED: 09:41 PM CDT Jul 03, 2013    UPDATED: 09:43 PM CDT Jul 03, 2013 

The 4th of July will start off with sunshine and mild temperatures in the 70s through 11 a.m. and climbing into the low-to-mid 80s in the afternoon with skies becoming partly cloudy. There is a slight chance of a pop up afternoon t-storm but most areas will stay dry. Southerly winds will stay under 5 mph. Temperatures will drop into the low-to-mid 70s by 9 pm with pleasant weather for fireworks displays.