Here’s that 4th of July weekend weather report for New York City

New Yorkers looking to hold outdoor events this July 4 weekend should check the weather reports.

While there’s a chance of rain over the weekend, that’s not the only weather concern to keep in mind. In fact, according to a report from AccuWeather, high humidity will hit the northeast on Friday, July 1, making the temperature more like 100 degrees.

“There will be a buildup of warmer, more humid air in the east this weekend as a high pressure system is expected to begin drifting offshore,” said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Carl Babinski. said in the report.

In addition to New York, other eastern regions will be affected by increased humidity and perceived temperatures, including southern Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Washington, DC and Richmond.

Thunderstorms could hit the New York area on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. With an 80% chance of rain, temperatures will reach 86 degrees.

While thunderstorms will help reduce humidity, New Yorkers should be prepared for the possibility of prolonged rain over the weekend. In fact, starting Saturday, July 2, the National Weather Service said a hazardous weather forecast would be in effect and showers and thunderstorms could also continue through Sunday.

Luckily, however, the 4th of July is expected to be sunny with high temperatures of 85 degrees and no humidity to dampen the party.

Dale D. Schrum