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Looking forward to watching fireworks on July 4? Bring a poncho and expect delays

Top tips to stay safe with fireworks

With the Fourth of July approaching, safety is key when making a personal fireworks show. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe.
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With the Fourth of July approaching, safety is key when making a personal fireworks show. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe.

Going out to celebrate the Fourth of July? Bring an umbrella because there is a good chance rain and lightning will put a damper on your fun.

Thunderstorms may put a damper on events along the coast on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. That includes Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, Cutler Bay and Homestead.

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National Weather Service is predicting a 40% chance of thunderstorms in this area. National Weather Service


The weather service is predicting a partly cloudy night with a 40% chance of thunderstorms. Daytime highs will run in the upper 80s and a 20% chance of thunderstorms. From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day this week there are good chances for storms, said weather service meteorologist Shawn Bhatti.

While fireworks can still be fired during a rain shower, serious thunderstorms can be a threat to viewers. Bhatti advises to go inside when lighting can be seen and thunder can be heard.

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