The first weekend of July is here and so too are vacations and fireworks. While July 4th isn’t until Tuesday, this weekend is considered the holiday weekend, and like all the weekends in summer, the weather is most likely critical to your plans.
Overall, the weekend is going to be dry. I am using the term dry to define what falls from the sky, not the humidity levels as those will be high. The greatest risk of showers comes Sunday, but even then many of you won’t see them. Monday and July 4th look warm and without a risk of rain.
Saturday will be summery.
Saturday will be a typical summer day with highs between 85 and 90, with humidity and some building clouds. These clouds could yield a storm, mostly in the afternoon and mostly up north. There will be a breeze from the southwest.
Better chance of showers Saturday Night and very early Sunday.
A cold front passes the area early Sunday and starts to lower the humidity. Showers and storms will accompany this front, but here again the highest risk is north and west and some areas will escape the rain altogether. The best chance of showers is before 7 a.m. Sunday. I can’t rule out a pop-up afternoon storm Sunday. I would rank the day an 8 out of 10, not perfect, but pretty nice, including for the beach.
Water temperatures are continuing to rise through the 60s. Be aware of gusty winds along the coastline, which can create blowing sand.
After the front passes, humidity will lower and we should see mainly dry and sunny warm conditions the rest of the holiday weekend.
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