Will the dry weather hold out for July 4?

WASHINGTON — It has been an incredible couple of days across the region with sunny skies, comfortable and dry conditions and below-normal temperatures.

But of course around here, once you get used to a certain kind of weather, it quickly changes.

High pressure will slide off the eastern seaboard, setting up shop near Bermuda. Winds around this area of high pressure will begin pumping in heat and humidity from the south through the weekend. There could also be a few disturbances floating through the region, which could create some small chances of rain — mainly scattered storms rolling through the area. So do not expect a washout this weekend by any means.

Beach weather

Speaking of beaches, what does the forecast look like at Maryland and Delaware beaches this holiday weekend?

Courtesy NBC Washington

Water temperatures will be around the 70-degree mark, with some isolated chances of storms on Sunday and Monday. It will be hot and humid at the beaches, so make sure that you stay hydrated while you’re out by the water!

As for the Fourth of July here in the D.C. area, it’s looking great! While a small chance of storms is not out of the question, it’s pretty much been taken out of the forecast for Tuesday:

Courtesy NBC Washington

Nationals vs. Mets (11:05 a.m.)

Expect partly sunny to mostly sunny skies as the game gets underway Tuesday morning. Temperatures will already be in the mid-80s by the first pitch, so get ready for not only hot but also humid conditions.

National Independence Day Parade (11:45 a.m.)

By the time attendees begin to line up for the parade, temperatures will be climbing up through the low 80s. It will also be a little humid on Tuesday morning, with the “feel-like” temperatures around 90 at the parade’s start. It should stay dry for the parade (keep checking back for updates but keeping it dry for now), with partly to mostly sunny skies.

A Capitol Fourth concert and fireworks (8—9:30 p.m.; admittance begins at 3 p.m.)

If you remember D.C.’s last Fourth of July, you know there was lots of fog and temperatures only in the upper 60s/lower 70s by the time the fireworks went off on the National Mall. This year will prove to be much different, with a more-typical July evening likely.

If you are headed down to the mall during the midafternoon to grab a great view, temperatures will be around 90 degrees with some muggy conditions. By the time the festivities begin to kick off, temperatures at 8 p.m. will be in the lower to mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. The sunset is at 8:36 p.m. this time of year, so expect fireworks to go off around 9 p.m. Temperatures will fall to the lower 80s by then and into the 70s by the time the fireworks have ended.

Scheduled events, road closures around the Mall
Getting around on July 4
Best area events
Ways to stay safe with fireworks
More Fourth of July News

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