A potentially stormy Independence Day ahead. As we have been forecasting the last couple of days, celebrations of our nation’s birthday may be dampened a bit by the chance for severe weather. Thousands of area residents will be decending on the Thornton Multipurpose Fields for the city’s annual 4th of July celebration this afternoon and evening. We certainly don’t want to scare anyone off from the event but everyone should be well aware of the severe weather threat for today.
The good news is that it won’t be particularly hot as we will look for high temperatures around 80 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The bad news though is that the afternoon could bring thunderstorms, some of which may become severe. Thortnon and the Front Range actually finds itself within an area the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has outlined as an area with the potential for severe weather so the threat is real.
The greatest danger from these storms will be hail and damaging wind. Heavy rains are also possible and could lead to localized flooding in areas where the ground is already saturated from a wet June. Look for the storms to start building after noon with them to really start popping up after 2:00pm and continuing till around 10:00 tonight.
If you have outdoor activities planned or are heading to Thornton’s event, you should certainly keep an eye in the sky and be aware of developing weather conditions. As always, check ThorntonWeather.com to keep up to date with all the latest weather conditions.
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