Indications are the frequent rounds of downpours and locally severe thunderstorms will back off by the Fourth of July around New York City.
Many activities are planned around the Big Apple for Independence Day. These include the reopening of the Statue of Liberty in the morning to Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in the afternoon and Macy's fireworks in the evening.
A Bermuda high is forecast by AccuWeather.com meteorologists to push inland from the Atlantic Wednesday into Friday. As this happens, the number of storms will become more of an exception rather than the norm.
Look for much more sunshine, when compared to recent days. With the strong sun and lingering humidity, AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will rise well into the 90s during the afternoon.
The high humidity will result in very warm and humid conditions during the morning and evening hours.
Be sure to wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid strenuous activity during the afternoon, when the sun is the strongest and temperatures are the highest. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.
Folks heading to beaches of Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut will find water temperatures a few degrees warmer than average for the date. Water temperatures will generally range from the upper 60s to the middle 70s, with few exceptions.
A lack of big storms at sea should result in relatively tranquil surf.
Boaters are reminded to be extra careful around the holiday due to the volume of traffic.
People heading to the mountains for a break are more likely to run into a locally drenching thunderstorm, but most of the time will be rain-free in the Berkshires, Catskills and Poconos, due to the same weather effects around the New York Metro area.
Meteorologists Rich J. and Jordan Root contributed to the content of this story.
A pattern favoring waves of progressively cooler air will set up across much of the Midwest and Northeast during next week and could continue into early May.
Round after round of drenching rain will continue to cause flooding in the South, while another dose of rain may renew flooding in the Ohio Valley this weekend.
Ahead of the monsoon season in India, temperatures will swell well above normal in parts of India and Pakistan.
The 119th Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 20, and runners set to take on the historic course will face cool and rainy conditions.
The southern Plains will once again become the target of severe thunderstorms into Saturday evening.
The southern Plains will finally catch a break from severe weather to end the weekend as the danger shifts to the lower Mississippi Valley.
SE Virginia (1983)
4" snow at Hampton, 3" snow at Newport News (heaviest snowfalls on record so late in the season).
Colorado Rockies (1992)
Big spring snowstorm... 12" at Vail 8" at Winter Park 10" at Copper Mountain 8" at Aspen
South Dakota (1995)
Spring snows continued. 6-12" and locally 2 feet fell between Mobridge and Aberdeen. A stretch of I-90 had to be closed.