Annual July 4th Rain Comes in the Form of Thunderstorms Across the Concho Valley Saturday
SAN ANGELO, TX -- While there's not enough empirical evidence to support the assumption that the Concho Valley, even in drought years, gets some rainfall around the Independence Holiday on July 4 every year, Saturday's rainfall seems to corroborate that story.
Thunderstorms rolled through West Central Texas and San Angelo Saturday evening, right on time according the the National Weather Service.
In fact, scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop and move northward across the western Concho Valley and Big Country through 11 p.m. These storms may be capable of producing brief wind gusts near 60 mph at times, along with heavy downpours and lightning. Go inside a sturdy building if a thunderstorm threatens.
There was a brief thunderstorm warning for Tom Green County, but it was cancelled.
Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible across the area generally west and north of a Sonora to Lake Brownwood line. Dangerous lightning, gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall are possible with the storms.
In severe drought years, the Concho Valley won't see any significant rainfall until Labor Day, the first of September and the beginning of dove hunting season.
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