Rain chances slim for 4th of July

Although residents can’t completely rule out the possibility of rain this Independence Day, forecasters say there’s only about a 5 percent chance of showers on Saturday.

“Most people should stay dry,” said Gary Skwira, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Lubbock.

The weather on the Fourth of July is expected to be similar to Friday in terms of temperatures, with Saturday’s high expected to be 90 degrees, he said.

That temperature is not too far from the norm for this time of year in Lubbock since the average temperature for early July is around 93 degrees.

Even though there’s only a slight chance of rain, Stephanie Nairn, executive director of Broadway Festivals, said weather always has to be taken into consideration when planning an outdoor event.

Still, she’s hopeful that the small chances of rain will mean park activities and concerts in downtown Lubbock will go on as planned.

“It all depends,” she said. “If it’s a sprinkle and we don’t get much down here, then we don’t have to worry about it.”

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Source : http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2015-07-03/rain-chances-slim-4th-july

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