Fourth of July The weather is improving for millions of Americans

FOX Weather meteorologists track storms in the Southeast and Midwest on their way to America’s 246th birthday.

Celebrations are planned from coast to coast, and in typical summer fashion, some onlookers will have to dodge a few showers and thunderstorms during Independence Day.

Here is the forecast for each region.

Northeast forecast

After a stormy start to the weekend, July 4 can be quite pleasant in the region.

High temperatures over the holiday weekend will reach the 80s, but humidity and dew points should be more comfortable, thanks to a cold front.

The forecast calls for cities along the Interstate 95 corridor from Washington to Boston to reach the mid-to-upper 80s Monday afternoon before settling into the upper 70s and lower 80s for the onset of fireworks displays.

The 46th annual Macy’s fireworks display on July 4 in New York City is expected to begin around 9:25 p.m. under partly cloudy skies.

The current weather forecast for the evening of July 4.
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Southeast forecast

The combination of plenty of moisture, warm temperatures and at least one cold front could help spark numerous showers and thunderstorms through Monday.

Much of the stormy activity along the mid-Atlantic coast has been associated with what was once Tropical Storm Colin. The storm developed on Saturday but has already cleared and is moving towards the coast and is expected to clear the coast on Sunday.

Communities in the Tennessee Valley, the mid-Atlantic and the Gulf Coast could see rain on July 4.

Former Tropical Storm Colin will leave some parts of the Southeast with rain.
Former Tropical Storm Colin will leave some parts of the Southeast with rain.
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Where rain falls, the precipitation has a cooling effect and provides some cooling from the summer heat.

If the Southeast is in your zoning plans, make sure to download the FOX Weather app to track the storms on our 3D mobile radar.

Severe storms are likely to occur in several parts of the Midwest.
Severe storms are likely to occur in several parts of the Midwest.
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Midwestern forecast

It could be because of location, location, location in the Midwest, with eastern parts of the region having the chance of rain and the southwestern part of the heat.

Strong to severe storms are likely Monday from Chicago to Minneapolis to Des Moines. The biggest threat is large hail and strong winds. But an isolated tornado is possible.

Meteorologists say the biggest concern for temperatures well above average will be in the plains. Maximum temperatures can be more than 10 degrees above average, which could mean temperatures reach the 90s and even 100s.

west forecast

Due to a storm system over the Pacific Northwest, temperatures across most of the region will drop below average on Independence Day.

Los Angeles will also enjoy 70s temperatures all weekend.

Lower temperatures make for great weather on July 4 for parades and fireworks displays in much of Oregon, California, and Nevada.

An average maximum temperature for July 4 is typically 92 degrees in Reno and 81 in Los Angeles, so much of the west will see temperatures between 5 and 15 degrees below average.

Parts of the Southwest will be prone to flash flooding.
Parts of the Southwest will be prone to flash flooding.
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The chance of some scattered showers will exist in the Pacific Northwest, northern Rockies and Four Corners regions.

The southwest is in monsoon season, which means that an influx of moisture can lead to torrential rainfall and flash flooding.

In areas where there has been no recent rain and where there is a high fire risk, communities have banned fireworks and families are encouraged to attend drone shows.

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