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.