Fourth of July 2017 Forecast: Fireworks Weather?

Jul 20, 2017
Fireworks Over the Statue of Liberty


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Get the weather forecast for 4th of July 2017 from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. We’ll tell you what kind of thunderous celebrations could be in store—so you’re in the know when it comes to parades, BBQs, and fireworks! 

Fourth of July, Fireworks Sky

As is typically the case for July, Mother Nature has planned a few fireworks of her own to celebrate America’s Independence Day. For many regions in North America, there will be scattered thunderstorms during the weekend prior to July 4th or on the holiday itself. And 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.

Regional Forecasts for July 4 Weekend

Below are your regional forecasts, but find updated weather information on our weather page.

Northeast: Mostly calm and cloudy over the weekend, with a mix of clouds and sun for the holiday

Atlantic Corridor: Scattered thunderstorms over the holiday weekend, with partial sunshine on the holiday

Midwest: Strong thunderstorms over the holiday weekend, with partial sunshine on the holiday

Appalachians: Cloudy over the weekend, with a chance of thunderstorms on the holiday

Southeast: Chances of thunderstorms over the weekend, mainly cloudy for the holiday

Florida: Showers over the weekend, scattered thunderstorms for the holiday

Lower Lakes: Thunderstorms over weekend, and sunnier for the holiday

Ohio Valley: Thunderstorms possible, then sun for the holiday—though pop-up t-storms possible

Deep South: Chances of thunderstorms over the weekend, then mix of clouds and sun for the holiday

Upper Midwest: Showers and thunderstorms over the weekend, with a mix of clouds and sun on the 4th with a t-storm possible

Heartland: Possible thunderstorms over weekend, mix of sun and clouds for the holiday, growing more humid

Texas-Oklahoma: Mostly cloudy over the weekend with a t-storm possible, periods of sun and clouds and less humid going into the holiday

High Plains: A nice mix of clouds and sun throughout the weekend and holiday!

Intermountain: Partial sunshine to sunny throughout the weekend and holiday, afternoon t-storms possible

Desert Southwest: Sunny and very warm in the south/west; mixed sun and clouds with afternoon t-storms further north/east

Pacific Northwest: Mostly sunny (that’s right, no rain!) throughout the holiday weekend, and very warm towards the holiday itself

Pacific Southwest: Partly sunny over the weekend, and all sunshine on the 4th!

Alaska: Showers throughout state on weekend, mostly cloudy with chance of rain on holiday

Hawaii: Very mixed, with clouds and a little rain expected throughout most of the holiday weekend

Make sure to have your umbrellas ready and tents up, for When it thunders in the morning, It will rain before the night.

See YOUR 7-day forecast for your exact location. Who knows, the weather may have changed! 

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