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July 4th Forecast? Sunny! ... Or, Not. The Forecast Has Changed ...

As of Sunday, July 1, the National Weather Service is calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms on July 4th ... we'll check back early this week to see if it's changed again.

 

Update as of July 1, 2012:

The forecast has changed and the National Weather Service now says there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms on July 4th:

Independence Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

For the full forecast, and for the latest updates, check the National Weather Service webpage.

 

Original story:

Predicting the weather almost a week in advance can be tricky, as anyone who knows anything about the weather can tell you, but the advance forecast for July 4th is out and it's calling for a sunny day, with a high of 84 degrees!

That's big news for Madison and other towns that have a big day planned that day. In Madison, there will be a , and then . The start to the unofficial July 4th holiday in Madison will be Saturday, when the will be held.

Which raises the question, when is the July 4th weekend this year? Is it this coming weekend? The following weekend? Or is it (as we believe) the entire week? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Here's the extended forecast for Madison and surrounding towns:

Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. West wind between 6 and 9 mph becoming calm.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming south between 8 and 11 mph.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind between 5 and 8 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Independence Day: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Darrel Newhardt June 28, 2012 at 11:15 PM
A stacked poll with no options for (Not at all)
Pem McNerney (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Awww ... what a bummer to not celebrate it at all, but you're right I left that off ... has been added.

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