FOX Weather forecasters will track storms across the Southeast and Midwest en route to America’s 246th birthday.
Celebrations are planned from coast to coast and, typical of summer, some viewers will have to dodge a few showers and thunderstorms until Independence Day.
Here is the forecast for each region.
The 4th of July could be quite pleasant in the region after a stormy start to the weekend.
High temperatures over the bank holiday weekend will make it into the 80s but humidity levels and dew points should be more comfortable thanks to a cold front.
The forecast calls for cities along the Interstate 95 corridor from Washington to Boston to hit the mid-to-upper 80s Monday afternoon before settling for the start of the fireworks shows in the upper 70s and low 80s.
The 46th Annual Macy’s Fireworks Show on July 4 in New York City is expected to begin at approximately 9:25 p.m. under partly cloudy skies.
The combination of plenty of moisture, warm temperatures, and at least one cold front could help trigger numerous showers and thunderstorms into Monday.
Much of the stormy activity along the mid-Atlantic coast was associated with what was once Tropical Storm Colin. The storm developed on Saturday but has already dissipated and is moving offshore and is expected to move away from the coast on Sunday.
Communities in the Tennessee Valley, mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast areas could see rain on July 4th.
Where rain falls, the precipitation has a cooling effect and alleviates the summer heat.
If the Southeast is included in your destination plans, be sure to download the FOX Weather app to track the storms on our 3D mobile radar.
Forecast for the Midwest
It could come down to location, location, location in the Midwest, with the eastern parts of the region seeing chances of rain and the southwestern part seeing heat.
Strong to severe storms are likely Monday from Chicago to Minneapolis to Des Moines. The biggest threats are large hail and strong winds. However, an isolated tornado is possible.
Meteorologists say the biggest concern will be in the plains for temperatures that will be well above average. Highs could be more than 10 degrees above average, which could mean temperatures could hit the 90s and even 100s.
Temperatures will fall below average in most parts of the region by Independence Day due to a storm system over the Pacific Northwest.
Los Angeles will also have temperatures in the 70s throughout the weekend.
Below average temperatures make for great weather for parades and fireworks throughout much of Oregon, California and Nevada on the 4th of July.
An average high for the 4th of July is typically 92 degrees in Reno and 81 in Los Angeles, leaving much of the West with temperatures between 5 and 15 degrees below average.
There is a chance of isolated showers in the Pacific Northwest, northern Rocky Mountains and Four Corners region.
The southwest is in the monsoon season, meaning an influx of moisture can bring heavy rains and flash floods.
For areas that have had no recent rain and face a high risk of fire, communities have banned fireworks and are encouraging families to attend drone shows.
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