MANATEE -- A classic Florida Independence Day with hot temperatures, high humidity and scattered thunderstorms could delay some fireworks displays, according to Bay News 9 meteorologist Brian McClure.
McClure warned lightning danger is the primary threat Saturday night. Lightning can strike miles away from a storm.
Most storms will be east of Interstate 75 and could linger past 9 p.m. All storms will end by midnight with skies clearing overnight and lows dropping into the mid to upper 70s.
Sunday will be about the same to wrap up the holiday weekend.
"Expect partly sunny skies with another round of scattered storms to quickly start forming by midday and slowly propagate inland as the day wears on," McClure predicted. "By the evening some of the storms could slowly drift back toward the coast though. Highs will be in the low to mid-90s."