BLOG: Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday United States!

Hope that you are all having a great holiday weekend. So now, on to the weather and the question that so many are asking…how’s the weather looking for the fireworks tonight?

There is a batch of showers and thunderstorms over the mountains of western Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. That batch is slowly moving eastward. It has even prompted a severe thunderstorms watch until 10 p.m. for southern Maryland and Virginia. That’s where the worst could be. However, there is still the chance for some thunderstorms farther north – thunderstorms that could interfere with fireworks plans.

The whole batch is moving slowly, at only about 20 mph. It will take a while to make it into the Baltimore metro area (although we do know that there are a lot of other fireworks festivities going on that could be affected). The thing is, this batch will fluctuate in intensity while moving eastward – and will lose a lot of its drive when the sun goes down. Basically, there is the chance still for a thunderstorm around fireworks time but it is definitely a touch and go situation. You can check our radar on wjz.com before heading out, and we do update our webcasts between shows.

The stalled front causing a lot of these thunderstorms will be draped just to our south tomorrow and Wednesday. With it close enough, there is the chance for a thunderstorm each afternoon but just a chance. Then, a new front moves our way midweek. It will eventually wash the stalled front away, while bringing in a new chance for showers and thunderstorms the second half of the week. All the while, it will remain warm and muggy.

Happy 4th of July!

Comments

One Comment

  1. Jim says:

    Happy Birthday America! You don’t look a day over 150!
    From your friends at http://www.megabirthdaysite.com.

  2. Bill says:

    Happy birthday USA from all of your friends at http://MyNYCBirthday.com! We look forward to celebrating with you for a long, long time!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live