BLOG: Happy Birthday, America!

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Bernadette Woods

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!

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