Pictured: Residents shopping downtown on East Main Street were caught in the rain Tuesday morning. According to the National Weather Service, rain is expected to continue through Thursday and diminish through the weekend. OFELIA GARCIA HUNTER

Thunderstorms will lessen this weekend

Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal

Independence Day calls for more showers and thunderstorms that are expected to continue through the weekend, according to the Corpus Christi National Weather Service.

Some of the storms could produce heavy rain for Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 87 degrees.

Heat index values will be at 98 degrees with south-southeast wind between seven and 14 miles per hour, NWS predicts. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent on Wednesday.

Tonight calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with storms continuing to produce heavy rain.

The night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 75 degrees with southeast wind between nine and 15 miles per hour, NWS officials said.

On Thursday, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast with partly cloudy and a high near 89 degrees with a southeast wind between nine and 18 miles per hour, NWS officials said.

Thursday night is anticipated to be partly cloudy, with a low around 75 degrees with southeast wind 15 to 18 miles per hour and then decreasing to between seven and 10 miles per hour.

Friday beings a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with partly cloudy and a high near 93 degrees and wind out of the southeast between six and 13 miles per hour, NWS predicts.

Partly cloudy skies continue through Friday night with a low around 74 degrees and wind blowing east-southeast between three and 11 mph.

Weekend showers and thunderstorms decline to 20 percent, NWS said, with partly cloudy skies and a steamy high near 95 degrees and lows in the mid-70s.