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4th of July holiday weekend weather in D.C.

July 1, 2015 - 04:42 PM
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We've been receiving plenty of questions already about the holiday weekend and if the weather will pan out for outdoor activities. At this point, we're watching a trough of low pressure and associated frontal boundary settling into the D.C. area to end the work week. This will lead to chance for rain and a few storms Thursday and an additional chance for scattered showers and storms Friday.

Precipitation forecast through Friday evening

While we're not forecasting a washout locally, very heavy rainfall will be expected just south of D.C. If the boundary drifts slightly farther north, heavier rain can be expected through late Friday. For now, we're forecasting a 60% chance for showers and isolated storms Thursday with the heaviest precipitation south. Friday will feature a 50% chance for showers and storms with the best chances south and west.

Fireworks forecast

The 4th of July will continue to have its own chances for showers and storms. The forecast is currently looking at the possibility of a few isolated storms by the afternoon with the best possibility south and west of town. Latest guidance depicts more clouds than sun and isolated showers in the morning hours with some clearing by the afternoon. Temperatures are expected to reach the low to mid 80s.

For the fireworks displays, be sure to keep your phone handy with our Stormwatch 7 App or check Live Doppler radar before heading out so you'll be sure to be dry. If any storms develop our team will be all over them and will let you know where they are, where they're headed and when they'll exit. Don't forget about us on facebook and twitter!

Beach forecast for the weekend

Headed to the beach this weekend? The forecast calls for isolated storms Saturday at the northern beaches and a better chance for rain and storms for Virginia Beach and points south into the Outer Banks. Temperatures should be comfortable in the low to mid 80s. Conditions appear like they will continue to be unsettled on Sunday with a chance for rain and potential storms along the Mid Atlantic coastline.

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