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Scattered storms for July 4th, but nothing like last year

Posted at 10:01 AM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 10:39:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Independence Day weather will be pretty typical here this year -- hot and humid with the chance of a few scattered storms.

The storms that pop-up today will have heavy rainfall, but will be very widely scattered. Many areas will stay dry.

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High temperatures will be in the 90s away from the coast with a peak afternoon heat index of 95-100°+.

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It will stay warm and humid for Saturday evening. Rain chances are low for the Richmond Flying Squirrels' fireworks spectacular. The Diamond will be closed to the public, but you can watch the show from 9-10 p.m. on CBS 6 and streaming at wtvr.com

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Although we will have a few scattered storms around for this year, it will be nothing like what the region experienced last 4th of July. Heavy thunderstorms drenched the area, canceling many activities. Richmond set a new rainfall record for July 4 of over 2", and some areas experienced flooding.

July 4, 2019 in Richmond

Here is how the weather shaped up for the past few Independence Days. It was pretty cool in 2016, and 2015 was another year with heavy rainfall.

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