Summer officially begins on June 21st, which means Independence Day is right around the corner. Will Mother Nature be providing her own fireworks for the holiday? Don’t make any plans without checking our weather prediction for your region!
Since July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year, we’ve included our weather predictions for Saturday, June 30th through Wednesday, July 4th:
2018 July 4th Weather Forecast
Zone 1 — Northeast & New England
Includes New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.
The weekend starts off hot, then stormy: Mother Nature provides her own fireworks for Independence Day.
Zone 2 — Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest
Includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin
Mostly hot over the weekend, then thunderstorms spread in from the West for the 4th.
Zone 3 — Southeast
Includes Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia
Fair skies, but oppressively hot and humid. Then thunderstorms for the Carolinas, points south to the Gulf Coast for the 4th.
Zone 4 — North Central
Includes Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana
Unsettled into the Rockies, followed by thundery and showery conditions. Severe weather for Missouri, Iowa, parts of Nebraska, Kansas; possible tornadoes risk. Hot weather for the Independence Day holiday.
Zone 5 — South Central
Includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
Hot and showery conditions, followed by severe weather for Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas; tornadoes could form. Hot for the Independence Day holiday.
Zone 6 — Northwest
Includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho
Unsettled weather for the last day of June, then skies clear. Plan on warm-to-hot conditions for the Fourth of July holiday.
Zone 7 — Southwest
Includes California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona
Unsettled conditions are in store for the weekend. Thunderstorms for Nevada, Arizona, much of Utah; improving skies for California. Then hot as a firecracker for the 4th of July holiday! 115 to 120° F for some desert locations!
Don’t forget to check our long-range forecast to see up to four months of detailed predictions for your region.