4th of July Weather Forecast 2018

Get the 4th of July Weekend Forecast for Your Area

June 22, 2018
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This year, America celebrates its 242nd birthday! Read our 4th of July forecast to find out what kind of weather to expect in your area for the holiday and the weekend prior.

The 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year, so we’ve included our forecast for the weekend prior to July 4, too. Be sure to check with your town or city to see when your local celebrations are, then get ready for barbecues, fireworks, and all things America!

For the latest up-to-date weather information, see our 7-Day Forecasts. Or, to see how things were on the 4th of July years or even decades ago, check out our Weather History tool.

Fourth of July Weather Forecast

US weather regions map


Region 1: Northeast

We’re predicting the holiday weekend to be hot and sunny, with a chance of thunderstorms during the week.

Region 2: Atlantic Corridor

Sunny, hot weather is in the forecast, with a chance of thunderstorms during the week.

Region 3: Appalachians

There will be a chance of thunderstorms on the front half of the holiday weekend, but it should finish sunny and hot.

Region 4: Southeast

A few thunderstorms are in the forecast for the holiday weekend and during the week. Cooler-than-average temperatures are predicted for the northern part of the region; warmer-than-normal for the southern.

Region 5: Florida

Scattered thunderstorms are predicted, with warmer-than-normal temperatures in the northern and southern parts of the state; cooler temperatures central.

Region 6: Lower Lakes

Scattered thunderstorms going into the weekend, with sunny skies rounding it out. Warmer-than-normal temperatures expected.

Region 7: Ohio Valley

A chance of scattered thunderstorms, followed by sunny, hotter-than-normal temperatures.

Region 8: Deep South

Scattered thunderstorms likely on the holiday weekend, with hotter-than-normal temperatures. Sunny, cooler temperatures follow.

Region 9: Upper Midwest

Sunny and hotter-than-normal on the weekend, with isolated thunderstorms occurring during the week.


Region 10: Heartland

Sunny, hotter-than-normal weather is expected on the weekend, followed by a chance of thunderstorms.

Region 11: Texas–Oklahoma

Scattered thunderstorms are likely to occur as we head into the holiday weekend, with sunnier weather in the southern half of the region. Warmer-than-normal temperatures expected throughout.

Region 12: High Plains

Sunny and warm, turning hot. Scattered showers are predicted for later in the week.

Region 13: Intermountain

Sunny weather expected, with hotter-than-normal temperatures.

Region 14: Desert Southwest

Sunny, warmer-than-normal weather is predicted for the holiday weekend, followed by a chance of thunderstorms in the eastern half of the region.

Region 15: Pacific Northwest

Scattered showers likely on the weekend, turning sunny and hot.

Region 16: Pacific Southwest

For the holiday weekend and the week after, expect sunny skies and cooler-than-normal temperatures.

Region 17: Alaska

Cooler-than-normal temperatures and showers begin the holiday weekend, followed by warmer, sunny weather.

Region 18: Hawaii

Scattered showers expected, with temperatures turning cool.

Learn More

As we approach the 4th of July, check out our 7-Day Forecasts for the latest up-to-date weather information. Also see our Summer Weather Forecast!

Learn more about Independence Day—including traditions, recipes, and the history of this holiday.


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