Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated 12 p.m., July 4, 2015

Plenty of clouds this Independence Day with a few random showers and storms. The weather for the fireworks should cooperate tonight for most communities, too. Sunshine and pleasant weather is on tap tomorrow to round out the weekend.


Happy Independence, everyone! If you have outdoor plans this Saturday, we encourage you to go ahead with those plans…but have a back-up in place. We do expect a few widely separated showers this afternoon and early evening as a weak disturbance traverses the area but there will be many communities that remain rain-free. Otherwise, it will be a mostly cloudy day afternoon with highs near 80 degrees. The good news is that, in the wake of the aforementioned disturbance, we expect a drier trend tonight for the fireworks with even a few breaks in the clouds. Temperatures will be in the lower to middle 70s around the time of the fireworks shows before dropping into the 60s overnight. Given the moist antecedent near the ground, it is possible we see patchy fog develop overnight and linger into early Sunday morning. Aside from the gray start, Sunday will be fabulous with a partly sunny sky and warmer temperatures in the middle 80s. We expect unsettled weather to return by Monday, however, as a new disturbances to our west impacts the region, bringing additional clouds, more humidity, and the chance of mainly afternoon/evening showers and storms. Similar warm and muggy conditions will prevail Tuesday and Wednesday with another round of storms as a cold front approaches the Mid-Atlantic States.

 

 

THIS AFTERNOON:

Mostly cloudy with a few showers, maybe a thunderstorm.

Highs: upper 70s to low 80s

Wind: South 4-8 mph


FIREWORKS FORECAST EARLY TONIGHT:

Partly to mostly cloudy.

Temperatures: low to mid 70s

Wind: Light Southeast 4-8 mph


OVERNIGHT:

Partly to mostly cloudy with patchy fog possible.

Lows: low-mid 60s

Wind: Light Northeast


SUNDAY:

Patchy AM fog/clouds giving way to increasing sunshine and warmer weather- the “pick of the weekend!”

Highs: mid 80s


MONDAY:

Partly sunny, warm and muggy, with a 30% chance of showers/storms

Highs: mid 80s


TUESDAY:

Partly sunny with the chance of showers/storms.

Highs: mid-upper 80s


Climate Information from Reagan National Airport:

High/Low Friday: 83º/66º

Precipitation today: 0.00”

Rainfall since June 1st: 13.26” (surplus of 9.10”!)

Normal High/Low: 88º/70º  

Record High/Low Saturday, 7/4: 100º(1919) / 52°(1933 and 1907)

Record High/Low Sunday, 7/5: 102º(1999) / 53°(1909)

Sunset Saturday, 7/4: 8:37 p.m.

Sunrise/Sunset Sunday, 7/5: 5:48 a.m./8:37 p.m.

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