Fourth of July looking dry and warm across DC-area

Independence Day looks to be more sunny and hot than rainy and overcast — prime firework viewing weather across the D.C.-area.

After a weekend of wet weather and flash flooding, Storm Team4 meteorologist Somara Theodore said residents should prepare for a beautiful holiday with a dry sky just in time for local fireworks displays.

“Fourth of July — we are in for plenty of sunshine! It will be hot,” Theodore said.

We will be clear, with the only noise expected in area skies being the evening’s fireworks.

One thing to be aware of: July 4 has a Code Orange air quality, which is unhealthy for sensitive groups.

A chance for storms will return in the afternoon and evening hours of Tuesday and Wednesday, capping off the holiday weekend.


MONDAY/JULY 4: Mostly sunny and warm, but the humidity will be low. Highs: upper 80s to lower 90s.

MONDAY NIGHT: Fair skies. Lows in the 60s for the suburbs, lower 70s near the District.

TUESDAY: Becoming partly sunny and more humid with isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Highs in the mid- to upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and a risk of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the mid- to upper 80s.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny. A chance of a shower or an afternoon thunderstorm. Highs in the mid- to upper 80s.

FRIDAY: A chance of showers and afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the mid-80s.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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