Will Mother Nature Provide The Fireworks For Independence Day? (2022)

Before you make your plans for a cookout and fireworks, check out our Independence Day weather forecast first!

From the archives of old Farmers’ Almanac weather forecasts.

Summer officially began 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 predictions for your region!

July 4th falls on a Monday this year. We’ve included our weather predictions for July 4th through Thursday, July 7th. If you are planning ahead and would like information for the weekend before the 4th, become a Farmers’ Almanac member today!

2022 July 4th Weather Forecast

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, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia
Heavy thunderstorms from Deep South north and east to Carolinas.

Zone 4 — North Central US
Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana
Mostly fair for Independence Day.

Zone 5 — South Central US
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.

Planning to take a vacation after the 4th? Check our long-range forecast page to see up to four months of detailed predictions!

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

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Caleb Weatherbee

Caleb Weatherbee is the official forecaster for the Farmers' Almanac. His name is actually a pseudonym that has been passed down through generations of Almanac prognosticators and has been used to conceal the true identity of the men and women behind our predictions.

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