Rain Predicted for Independence Day Weekend

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Fireworks behind the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg (Photo courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
Fireworks behind the Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg (Photo courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Rain showers could put a damper on this weekend’s Independence Day festivities.

Meteorologists are predicting a chance for storms throughout the holiday weekend.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 70 percent chance for rain showers Friday night, with a 40 percent chance for thunderstorms on the Fourth of July that will continue into the evening and into Sunday.

Showers are likely after 2 p.m. Friday, with a potential quarter- to half-inch of rain. The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of showers after 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

Chances of showers and thunderstorms are predicted to continue through holiday.

Temperatures are expected to hover in the low- to mid-80s during the day through the weekend, and dip to the low-70s in the evening.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has lifted most road closures around the state for interstates and other major roads from noon Thursday to noon Monday.

A full list of planned Independence Day activities in the Historic Triangle is available here.