What to expect – NBC10 Philadelphia

What to expect – NBC10 Philadelphia

What to expect – NBC10 Philadelphia

What to know

  • There’s rain in NBC10 First Alert’s weather forecast for the 4th of July.
  • Will stormy weather affect fireworks shows, barbecues and parades?
  • Continue reading for the latest forecast from the First Alert weather team.

The sun has been shining leading up to Independence Day, but unfortunately clear skies are not expected to last until July 4th.

Whether you’re planning to dance to Kesha and NE-YO at the Wawa Welcome America Festival concert and fireworks along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, watch a parade in your local town, cool off at a pool or ocean party, or just head to a neighborhood barbecue, here’s everything you need to know about the chance of rain on Thursday, July 4, 2024:

Nice, clear days ahead of July 4th

The pleasant weather we enjoyed across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware on Monday continues Tuesday and Wednesday, with low humidity and plenty of sunshine.

But unfortunately, changes are expected that could affect July 4th celebrations.

Tracking the rain on July 4th

Later on Wednesday, high pressure over our area will move out to sea, bringing more moist air and increasing the chances for showers and thunderstorms, especially Thursday night.

You’ll notice the difference during the day on Thursday, as it will be hot and humid, with highs around 90 degrees and wind chills around 90 degrees.

Weather forecast for July 4th throughout the day shown in the chart.
High temperatures should reach 90 degrees on July 4.

There could be a few scattered showers Thursday morning, but there will be a higher chance Thursday night with the approach of a cold front.

The map shows expected storms over the Philadelphia region on July 4, 2024.
Scattered showers are expected to continue into the morning of July 4.

As of midday Tuesday, it doesn’t look like there will be any storms on July 4, but there is a chance for scattered thunderstorms to develop overnight. Those storms could impact backyard barbecues, pool parties and fireworks shows.

The map shows expected storms over the Philadelphia region on July 4, 2024.
Thunderstorms and rain are expected Thursday night.

It could be possible that in some neighborhoods it will rain while in other places people watch fireworks in a dry night sky.

Stay Ahead of Mother Nature During the Holidays

Your best bet to make sure you know when to expect rain on July 4 is to continue checking back with the NBC10 First Alert weather team on NBC10 News and streaming on devices throughout the day and on our app for the latest forecast.