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Showers and thunderstorms in the Philadelphia region on July 4

Showers and thunderstorms in the Philadelphia region on July 4

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a few beautiful days, things change on July 4 in the Philadelphia region as showers and thunderstorms develop, mainly during the afternoon and evening.

You’ll need to keep an eye on the weather forecast throughout the day and pay attention to the sky, as lightning can be a threat. Remember, if you hear thunder, you’re close enough to be struck by lightning. Make sure you’re indoors if thunder is heard. Heat and humidity will also increase, so be prepared to sweat.

That pattern of heat, humidity and afternoon storms will continue through the weekend, with highs in the mid-90s, morning lows in the mid-70s and a chance for showers or storms every day. So far, it looks like Saturday will be the most active day. Sunday will see a slight reduction in humidity, but it will still be warm.

In the tropics, Hurricane Beryl remains a dangerous hurricane, heading toward the Yucatan Peninsula on Friday morning and eventually toward southern Texas on Monday. While it will be much weaker, it could cause flooding in an area recently affected by Alberto.

Stay tuned to CBS Philadelphia as we continue to monitor the tropics and the forecast for the upcoming holidays and holiday weekends!

Here is your 7-day forecast:

Thursday: High 90, low 69, humid, thunderstorm

Friday: High 90, low 74, hot, scattered thunderstorm

Saturday: High of 89, low of 76, thunderstorms likely

Sunday: High 92, low 73, partly sunny

Monday: High 92, low 73, some sun, a thunderstorm

Tuesday: High 90, low 74, afternoon thunderstorm

Wednesday: High of 87, low of 73, some thunderstorms

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