Fewer Thunderstorms, Higher Risk of Rip Currents

Thunderstorms return today, but not as many as yesterday.  High 90 with partly cloudy skies most of the time.  40% chance that a thunderstorm will find you.

A combination of high tides, large swells, and a steady southwest wind is creating a high risk of rip currents at area beaches.  Red flags are flying, indicating dangerous surf conditions.

Thunderstorms taper after sunset.  Low tonight 73.

The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms dips to 30% tomorrow and 20% Friday, before bouncing back to around 30% for the July 4th weekend.  None of these will be an all-day rainout, just scattered afternoon and early evening thunderstorms, with partly cloudy skies most of the time.  Have plan B ready just in case.

The tropics are quiet.