4th of July Weather Forecast: Will Mother Nature Cooperate?

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Summer officially begins this year on June 21, 2022, which means Independence Day is right around the corner. Everyone is excited to watch fireworks displays this year—but will Mother Nature cooperate, or will she be conducting her own fireworks? It looks “iffy” for some of our weather zones. Don’t make any plans without checking our weather predictions for your region!

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Here’s what we’re predicting for Sunday, July 4th:

2022 July 4-Cast

Zone 1 – Northeast & New England

New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.

Sharp cold front ushers in a line of potent showers, thunderstorms, then clearing, less humid weather.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

After a strong cold front moves by, a return to fair weather.

Zone 3 – Southeast

Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida

Heavy thunderstorms from Deep South north and east to Carolinas.

Zone 4 – North Central

Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana

Mostly fair for Independence Day.

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Mostly fair, dry for Independence Day holiday.

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Mostly fair skies.

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Mostly fair skies for the Fourth of July holiday.

What is the Farmers’ Almanac predicting for the entire summer? Read our summer forecast here.

Check our long-range forecast page to see our detailed predictions!

Happy Independence Day To All!

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