Summerlike warmth and rain-free weather will continue around the Philadelphia area into the weekend.
A zone of high pressure will continue to hover around the Atlantic Seaboard keeping the atmosphere dry enough to prevent rain from developing in place or keep it from moving in from the west.
The pattern will be very favorable for outdoor plans and construction projects. Daytime highs will be in the 80s with nighttime lows in the upper 50s to middle 60s.
The only potential travel problem will be patchy morning fog for commuters well north and west of the city.
A weak system may try to produce spotty showers over the northern Appalachians toward the weekend.
It may not be until early next week when a cold front from the Midwest and perhaps a tropical system from the Gulf of Mexico combine forces to bring the next chance of rain to the Philadelphia area and much of the Atlantic Seaboard.
Until then, temperatures will continue to average well above normal and rain will stay away from the area.
While downpours could come calling at the start and finish of the July Fourth weekend in the northeastern United States, the vast majority of the time will be dry.
Rain and thunderstorms will threaten parades, barbecues and fireworks displays across portions of the central and eastern United States and the Intermountain West on Independence Day.
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The recent unsettled weather across the United Kingdom will continue this weekend impacting several outdoor events.
Flooding continues: Flood waters removed 30 feet of asphalt along highway 160 east of Elk Falls, KS, and roads in eastern Sumner county, KS were stilled closed. Approximately 5 feet of water was flowing over Highway H west of Nevada, MO the morning of the 1st. Stark, KS had 4.5 inches of rain from the night of the 30th into the 1st, and Neodesha, KS had 15 inches of rain over the weekend.
A narrative of the tremendous storm at Philadelphia and New York on Sabbath Day described a severe squall line that "admonished Sabbath-breakers" as many were drowned boating.
Douglas, WI (1876)
An ice field with an area of 25 square miles was still at the head of Lake Superior.