An Unsettled Start to the Holiday Weekend...

July 1, 2022 // Article by: Brad Miller

We have reached the heart of the summer season and another 4th of July weekend is upon us in the Northeast.  And while none of the days will be a washout, there is some rain in the forecast.  Before we get to that, let's check out some of the hottest Independence Days along the I-95 corridor along with their highest temperatures ever recorded for the summer.

  Hottest 4th of July Highest Temp Ever Recorded
Boston 104° - 1911 104° - July 4th, 1911
Hartford 99° - 1919 103° - July 11th, 2011
New York City 102° - 1949 106° - July 6th, 1936
Philadelphia 103° - 1966 106° - August 7th, 1918
Baltimore 100° - 2002 106° - July 22nd, 2011
Washington, DC 99° - 2012 105° - July 7th, 2012

As you can see, Boston's highest temperature ever recorded occurred on the 4th of July, but way back in 1911.  And surprisingly, Washington, DC has never reached 100° on Independence Day.  Right now, it doesn't look like any records will be broken during this holiday weekend.  On with the forecast !!


This will likely be the "best" chance to see rain this weekend,  with a cold front approaching from the northwest.  This will lend to the development of scattered showers and storms, especially Saturday afternoon and evening. With an increase in humidity and the front starting to slow down, some areas could pick up as much as 1-3" and lead to flooding issues. There also can be some strong to even severe storms anywhere from Boston down toward Philladelphia.  Here is a look at the forecasted radar for 5 PM Saturday.


(Courtesy of Tropical Tidbits)


As we head through Sunday, the cold front is expected to start moving offshore. While Northern NJ all the way up into New England look decently dry after sunrise, the front may start to stick around the Mid-Atlantic, keeping places from DC to Atlantic City still at risk for a few morning showers and storms. The afternoon will be much nicer for these areas.  Check out the forecast radar for 7 AM Sunday.

(Courtesy of Tropical Tidbits)

4th Of July

The cold front will finally be out to sea late Sunday night, and this will lead to a fine finish to the holiday weekend.  High pressure builds in across the Northeast, so look for a fair amount of sunshine Monday, along with lower humidity.  Here is a look at forecast temperatures for 2 PM on the 4th of July. 

(Courtesy of Tropical Tidbits)

Well, that's about it.  Don't forget to follow WeatherWorks on social media and check out our podcast "The Weather Lounge". You can find it on every podcasting platform out there.  Have a great and safe holiday weekend everyone !!