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Fourth of July Weekend Weather: Rainy Start After Powerful Storms

Storm Team4 says Fourth of July weekend will have some rain chances, but it should be dry for fireworks

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After the D.C. area got walloped with downpours and high winds that sparked a tornado warning, the Fourth of July weekend got off to a calmer but rainy start.

That round of storms and rain moved out early Friday, leaving downed trees and power lines throughout the region.

A few isolated storms or showers are possible for the rest of the day. The humidity will fall and the D.C. area can expect a little sunshine in the afternoon, Storm Team4 says. Highs will be around 80 degrees.

If you're traveling toward beaches on Friday, you're likely to encounter a rain system that stretches across the eastern seaboard, Storm Team4 says.

Plan around some rain during Fourth of July weekend — but you'll have plenty of time to celebrate outside.

Expect an isolated shower or two on Saturday, most likely in the afternoon or evening.

More spotty showers possible Sunday, but most of the day will have partly sunny skies.

It won't be too hot on Saturday and Sunday, with highs reaching the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.

The forecast is looking good for fireworks on Independence Day.

Monday will be the best day of the long weekend for a trip to the pool. Expect mostly sunny skies, more humidity and highs around 90 degrees.

Keep an eye on the forecast if you're traveling, especially across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Maryland officials have warned that rain could affect two-way traffic across the bridge. Here's how to avoid getting stuck in traffic over the holiday weekend.

Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest forecast.

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