ATLANTA — Millions are expected to travel over the long July 4th holiday weekend across the United States. Weather can throw a big wrench in your plans when it comes to flights and driving, as well as fireworks and outdoor celebrations around Independence Day.
Although we aren't expecting any landfalling tropical systems, scattered showers and thunderstorms will play and influence across the southeast to east coast as we start the holiday weekend.
Here's what to expect over the coming days across the country.
Sunday, July 3rd
Scattered storms are likely across the southeast, along the Mississippi and Ohio River Basins, to the Carolinas and down to Florida. The remnants of Colin will still impact North Carolina's coastline with rough surf and high rip current risk. The northeast looks dry. Meanwhile, showers move onshore through the Pacific Northwest down to northern California. Some showers are possible near the Rockies as well.
Monday, July 4th
Scattered storms are likely across the southeast down to Florida. Big cities from D.C. up through Boston look dry for fireworks displays. More rain is expected across the Pacific Northwest though. Monsoonal moisture also keeps a few showers from New Mexico through the Rockies. Storms will also move into the upper Midwest.
Tuesday, July 5th
Shower and storm coverage could play a bigger impact for travels back home on Tuesday from the Midwest down through the Southeast. The Pacific Northwest begins to dry out on this day and weather should be quiet throughout California.
Wednesday, July 6th
More scattered showers and storms are expected from the Midwest down through the southeast. However, New York through New England looks dry. More monsoonal moisture is expected up through the Rockies and Southwest but it will be hot. Conditions will be dry for the west coast.