The 4th of July is coming up fast, and this means parades, BBQs, and fireworks! Mother Nature also has a few fireworks planned of her own to celebrate America’s Independence Day. The Old Farmer’s Almanac tells us what kind of thunderous celebrations could be in store!
Fourth of July, Fireworks Sky
The Old Farmer’s Almanac—North America’s First Source for Weather since 1792—has issued a bulletin for July 4, 2014: It’s going to be one dazzling celebration in the sky, with a 67 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout the nation. It may feel like a battle in the sky, with fireworks and thunder fighting for attention. It will be quite a show.
Not only will there be a concert in the skies, but it will be hot! Early July is when most regions will experience higher-than-average temperatures. Fourth of July celebrators should be prepared for record-breaking “sizzle” in many parts of the country, as well as pop-up thunderstorms for several days thereafter.
The Northeast, Appalachian, Upper Midwest, High Plains, and Intermountain regions will experience the heat and thunder through August. The Atlantic Corridor, Southeast, Florida, Lower Lakes, Ohio Valley, Deep South, Heartland, Texas–Oklahoma, and Desert Southwest regions will ride the heat wave to the sounds of clapping thunder all the way through October! The Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest are the exceptions. While they won’t escape the heat wave, they will see only a few isolated t-storms in early July.
Make sure to have your umbrellas ready and tents up, for When it thunders in the morning, It will rain before the night.
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