The weather NYC dwellers see today might put a temporary damper on their desire be outdoors. Many are concerned about attending the 35th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display on the Hudson River tomorrow. This afternoon, showers and thunderstorms could lead to heavy rain with temperatures soaring to about 82. The chance of precipitation is 80% today but Independence Day in New York City promises to clear up and get even hotter.
According to the National Weather Service, rainfall amounts today could total between and quarter and half of an inch. With some storms producing heavy rain, long walks in the park and barbecues might need to be postponed until tomorrow.
Tonight the showers and thunderstorm are expected to continue until about midnight with patchy fog after 3 a.m. The low will be about 71 with mostly cloudy conditions. Chance of precipitation tonight is 60%, which might not be the best time for fireworks or outdoor activities.
On the 4th of July in NYC, there is a slight chance of thunderstorms and showers after 1 p.m. with some patchy fog before 9 a.m. The chance of precipitation is 20% . Besides a possible quick rainfall, the Fourth of July is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 91.
The slight possibility of thunderstorms and showers continues until 9 p.m., meaning fireworks displays should happen without a hitch. Independence Day evening in NYC will be party cloudy, reaching a low of around 70.
For New Yorkers who took off the day after Fourth of July, the sun will be shining on Tuesday with a high near 87. The weather promises to be a good beach day for New Yorkers. It is also an excellent opportunity to head to the Hamptons after all the festivities are over. Main Beach in East Hampton ranked number 4 on Dr. Beach’s list of the top ten beaches for 2011.
One of the most popular Independence Day celebrations in New York City is the Macy’s Annual Fireworks, happening on Monday, July 4, 2011. The fireworks are set off simultaneously from 6 barges between 20th and 55th Streets between 9 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. New Yorkled reports the event will be on the Hudson River with live television coverage by NBC starting at 9 p.m.
Starting at 4 p.m., the Westside Highway will be closed from 22nd Street to 59th Street. Fireworks can be viewed near 12th Avenue below 59th Street with access points along 11th Avenue at 24th Street, 26th to 30th Streets, 34th Street, 40th to 44th Streets, 47th to 52nd Streets and 54th to 57th Streets. Visit the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks website for additional information about the show.