How prone is your area to rain on Independence Day?
Looking at the past 15 years of records for 15 of America's major cities, Pittsburgh and Atlanta, top the list for the rainiest July 4 holidays, with seven rainy holidays in the last 15 years.
On the other hand, Los Angeles and San Francisco have not had a single rainy Fourth of July between 1999 and 2013.
The heaviest rainfall recorded among the cities listed occurred in Washington, D.C., in 2001. While Dallas has only ever had one measurable rainfall on July 4 in the past 15 years, but was hit with 1.31 inches of rain in 2006, making it the third heaviest on record.
Thumbnail image of a fireworks display. (SamRiley/iStock/ThinkStock)
A tropical threat from the Atlantic on the United States and Caribbean islands may increase into next week.
United States residents may pay higher heating costs this fall as colder air is expected to grip the Rockies and Plains at times and some quick-hitting chilly shots may impact the Northeast.
Rescue efforts are underway in Hiroshima, Japan, after several landslides buried people and caused severe damage on Wednesday morning, local time.
Monsoonal moisture from the tropics slammed the Phoenix area and other parts of the Southwest with heavy rainfall, causing flooding in the region.
A long-lived and intense thunderstorm dumped hail that ended up being measured in feet in some parts of Mexico City Sunday afternoon and evening.
A zone of thundery rain with the risk of flooding and travel delays will occur into the weekend from the northern Plains to the central Appalachians and part of the mid-Atlantic.
Houston, TX (1999)
105 degrees, new record for date.
New Jersey (1999)
A few waterspouts were spotted in Delaware Bay, and another at Cape May Point. A waterspout moved inland and became an F2 tornado injured one person in Holgate, New Jersey.
Indianola, TX (1886)
Completely destroyed by hurricane - town was never rebuilt.