RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - It is going to be a hot fourth of July, and there could be a few showers and thunderstorms too.
Later Saturday afternoon and evening, isolated showers and thunderstorms may develop. Storms would be more likely between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
It’s important to point out that most of the daylight hours on July Fourth will likely be dry, it is NOT expected to be a washout. The showers and storms will be hit or miss, so some locations may stay dry the entire day.
For fireworks time Saturday evening, there will still be a low storm chance but the chance for storms decreases later in the evening.
With the high heat expected, make sure to drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks if you are spending time outdoors this weekend.
It will likely be a few degrees cooler at the Bay where temperatures will top out in the upper 80s on Saturday. There will be a low chance for storms at the Bay.
At Virginia Beach there will also be a low chance for storms both days of the weekend.
The chance for storms is even lower on the Outer Banks.
The rip current risk is expected to be low, but still use caution if you’re venturing into the water, and make sure to put on the sunscreen because there will be a very high UV index.
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