Rain Set to Soak July 4 But Should Clear for Fireworks, Forecasters Say

By Trevor Kapp on July 2, 2014 7:41am 

 The rain should be out of the area in time for the July 4 fireworks show, a National Weather Service spokesman said.
The rain should be out of the area in time for the July 4 fireworks show, a National Weather Service spokesman said.
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MIDTOWN — Uncle Sam may want to grab an umbrella.

The latest forecasts show rain is set to drench New York City on July 4 — though the storm should move out of the area before the first fireworks are lit, a National Weather Service spokesman said.

Heavy showers are expected throughout the morning into the afternoon Friday, tapering off in the early evening, the spokesman added.

“By evening, things should be drying out with regards to any rain,” the spokesman said. “We’re showing a clearing sky condition as well.”

The Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show begins about 9 p.m. and will take place on the East River this year.

The high temperature on Friday is expected to be about 83 degrees, according to the service.

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