After days of rain up and down the East, the mid-Atlantic coast will catch a break for July Fourth weekend, creating a prime opportunity for beach-goers, boaters and sun bathers.
Meanwhile, the rain-soaked South and Midwest and will feel little reprieve.
Sunshine will build westward along part of the Atlantic Coast for the weekend, so that the risk of flooding downpours and gusty thunderstorms diminishes from eastern North Carolina to southeastern New England. There will be some issues with low clouds to start each day, especially on the beaches.
The mid-Atlantic will not remain entirely dry over the course of the weekend unfortunately. While the beaches from New Jersey through the Carolinas are expected to stay dry Sunday, a few spotty thunderstorms may develop farther north and inland during the afternoon.
Cities from Raleigh, N.C., to Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, Conn., and Boston will experience hazy, hot and humid conditions, courtesy of a Bermuda high building in from the Atlantic.
The worst weather in terms of outdoor activities will stretch from much of Florida to western Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, southeastern Louisiana, middle and eastern Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and southeastern Indiana. Other parts of mid-Atlantic and New England will still see a few showers and thunderstorms, primarily during the afternoon hours.
Camping, fishing trips, barbeques and a day at the amusement park could be spoiled by the rain.
Cities that can experience torrential downpours and urban flooding issues include Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans, Jackson, Miss., Cleveland and Charleston, W.Va.
Interests in these areas can experience multiple rounds of downpours with locally gusty thunderstorms. There is a risk of flash, urban and small stream flooding. Expect travel delays on the highways and at airports in the region.
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