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Eastern PA July 4 Weekend Forecast: Storms, Heat Predicted

PENNSYLVANIA β€” Forecasters have launched the primary have a look at the July 4 vacation forecast, which might embrace a stormy and scorching begin to the weekend adopted by sunshine on Independence Day.

According to AccuWeather, “abundant” moisture from the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico will contribute to the opportunity of afternoon and night thunderstorms. The storms, within the Saturday and Sunday forecast, are anticipated to be “fairly brief” within the Northeast, in keeping with the most recent AccuWeather forecast.

The Weather Channel additionally predicts a slight probability of thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. Monday is predicted to be clear with temperatures within the mid-80s.

The lengthy weekend will kick off Friday with largely sunny skies and temperatures within the mid-90s.

For these touring: Most areas from upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania to Maine will likely be freed from rain more often than not from Friday evening by Monday evening. However, the identical chilly entrance has the potential to deliver thunderstorms for one of many days or a part of a day on this zone from Saturday to Sunday, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Joe Lundberg stated.

Here is the Philadelphia-area forecast for the vacation weekend:


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Friday: Sunny, with a excessive close to 94.

Friday evening: Partly cloudy, with a low round 74.

Saturday: Showers doubtless and probably a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a excessive close to 92. Chance of precipitation is 60 p.c.

Saturday evening: Showers doubtless and probably a thunderstorm earlier than 2 am, then an opportunity of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low round 71. Chance of precipitation is 70 p.c.

Sunday: An opportunity of showers. Partly sunny, with a excessive close to 84. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday evening: Partly cloudy, with a low round 67.

Monday: Sunny, with a excessive close to 87.


Travel over the Independence Day weekend is anticipated to be at “near-record” ranges regardless of excessive fuel costs.

The American Automobile Association stated it expects a file 42 million folks will journey by automotive through the vacation with the general quantity of journey (automotive, air and different means) at 47.9 million. The determine is slightly below 2019’s file of 49 million.

With a widespread zone of thunderstorms anticipated over the busy Independence Day weekend when hundreds of thousands will likely be open air, the chance of lightning strikes and potential accidents and fatalities will enhance considerably, forecasters stated.

People who will likely be spending time open air over the vacation weekend are inspired to observe the climate for altering situations and transfer indoors or search shelter in a hard-top car on the first rumble of thunder, consultants warn.

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