For once, the weather forecast is promising.
Meteorologists expect low chances of showers this weekend and through the Fourth of July — which falls on a Tuesday this year — to cooperate with families’ fireworks-watching and parade-going plans.
“This weekend actually looks fairly dry,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Fisher, adding that the forecast predicts only a 20 to 30 percent chance of rain or thunderstorms.
Those chances of rain remain low through Independence Day, though Fisher cautioned that a low chance of showers doesn’t guarantee it’ll be dry.
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Highs throughout the weekend and the beginning of next week are projected to hit upper 80s or low 90s, with lows around 80 degrees. And — because it’s Florida — expect to sweath through the high humidity.
People, especially if they’re going out for fireworks or parties “will want to make sure they stay hydrated,” Fisher said.