Cloudy But Dry Conditions Expected for NYC’s July 4 Fireworks

Clouds are expected to push through the tri-state Monday evening, but Storm Team 4 said that rain shouldn't put a damper on the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show in New York City.

Most of the region woke up to sunshine and warm conditions, and Storm Team 4 said that dry conditions will remain through most of the day, making cook-outs and other outdoor activities possible. 

Clouds are expected to increase as the day drags on, with areas south of New York City possibly seeing a few sprinkles in the evening hours.

Rain should hold off in New York City until after the fireworks start going off at 9 p.m., Storm Team 4 said. 

After the show ends, heavier showers and storms could begin to move into the region, lasting through the night. 

The short workweek could get off to a soggy start Tuesday morning, with areas south and east of New York City possibly seeing heavy rain throughout the commute. But showers are forecast to taper off at about noon, making way for a humid afternoon with highs peaking in the mid 80s. 

Storm Team 4 said that sunshine would return on Wednesday as the mercury climbs into the 90s. The warm weather could stick around until Friday -- marking what could be the first heat wave of the summer -- along with an increase in humidity to end the week. 


Today will feature sunshine mixed with some high clouds, more clouds south of the city  but temperatures will warm nicely into the middle 70s. Another nice one tomorrow with sun mixing with increasing clouds later in the day and at night with highs again the 70s.


Friday turns unsettled with a cold front approaching. A couple of light showers are possible in the morning but a round of heavier showers and thunderstorms is possible from midafternoon into the evening.  


Saturday will start out dry but another fast moving front could trigger a round of showers in the late afternoon into the early evening. A gusty northwest wind will follow and while things will dry out Saturday night and Sunday it will be a bit chilly for May.  Next week starts out dry with highs in the 60s.

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