The LA region will enjoy warm weather and mostly clear skies on July 4, making for ideal conditions for fireworks throughout the region.
Low clouds and fog hang over Southern California late Sunday evening and early Monday, but should burn down in the afternoon, forecasters say.
On Sunday, temperatures along the coast are expected to be in the high 60s, while downtown LA will see temperatures in the mid 70s, and the valley floor and inland around the mid 80s, which is typical weather. is for this time of year, said National Weather Service meteorologist Rich Thompson.
“Monday afternoon will be nice and sunny and it looks like the low clouds will not last until late Monday evening,” he said. The evening will be cool due to the onshore wind, but no major winds are expected, making for good conditions for fireworks displays.
“The evening sky should be mostly clear,” Thompson said.
On Monday, the maximum temperature in Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles will be about 78 degrees, he said. In Pasadena it will be a maximum of 82 degrees, and Woodland Hills and Santa Clarita will be 84 degrees.
“All in all, a pretty good Fourth of July for LA County,” Thompson said.
Various fireworks shows and viewing parties are planned throughout the region.
In Downtown LA, Grand Park hosts a free block party starting at 4:00 PM. The Hollywood Bowl’s annual fireworks show takes place on Sunday and Monday nights. Santa Fe Springs has its annual Sunday night fireworks display, with food, games and music starting at 4:30 PM
The valley hosts the Hansen Dam 4th of July Festival on Monday, featuring live music, food vendors and a drone show.
According to Monica Rodriguez, councilor of the 7th district, who organizes the event, it is the first drone show in the city to replace a fireworks display. It is produced by bluemedia, the company that produced the Super Bowl’s drone show.
“Fireworks pose an immediate threat to the community… The drone show is an innovative solution that offsets the environmental impacts of traditional pyrotechnic fireworks displays,” her office said in a statement.
From Tuesday, the area will begin to warm up, with Friday and Saturday being the hottest days of the week. On those days, coastal temperatures will reach the mid-1980s, and the valleys will see temperatures in the 1990s, close to 100 degrees, Thompson said.
It will cool down after Saturday.