Sure the skies are dismal and rainy, but forecasters say things should start to brighten in time to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks.
After today, the rain should start to ease in the Tampa Bay, said Rick Davis, National Weather Service forecaster. Friday's chances of rain will be around 50 percent, decreasing to almost 30 percent on Saturday.
Bay News 9 Chief Meteorologist Mike Clay said temperatures will be on the rise this weekend.
"Organized bands of heavy rain will become less likely but scattered showers and thunderstorms are still possible," Clay added.
As for Saturday night around 9 o'clock? After all, that's when we're expecting the rockets red glare.
The sea breeze should move any storms inland by that time, Davis said, leaving your night open for explosion watching.