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    Boston: Hurricane Arthur Prompts Change of July Fourth Celebrations

    By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    July 4, 2014; 3:50 AM ET
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    As July is ushered in by consecutive days of rain and thunderstorms in the Boston area and Arthur in the Atlantic, the city's Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular has been moved to avoid inclement weather.

    After hitting 90 F for the first time this summer on Wednesday, temperatures will gradually ease back through Friday. A reduction in humidity levels will not occur until Saturday and Sunday.

    Exact weather conditions for July Fourth will depend on the track of Arthur forecast to swing northeastward along the East Coast into Saturday morning.

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    According to Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski, "Arthur will be picking up forward speed Friday night, so there is a chance rain moves away by sunset at Boston but weather conditions are likely to be very wet and unpleasant into Friday evening."

    The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center continues to track Arthur.

    Those headed to beaches from the Atlantic coast of Florida up through the southern coast of New England this week to celebrate the holiday should expect rough surf Friday and Saturday.

    Both Saturday and Sunday will bring sunshine with much more tame surf conditions on Sunday.

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