Several afternoon and evening thunderstorms may accompany the Independence Day firework displays, the National Weather Service said.

“Certainly anybody who has plans for (today), do the plans. Just be prepared to run inside if it rains on your barbecue,” said NWS meteorologist Larry Nierenberg. “Unfortunately, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, it’s hard to say exactly where and when, if they’re going to impact fireworks, or if they’re going to impact anything like that.

“Certain areas are probably not going to see anything,” he said. “Certain areas are going to get hit with a shower or thunderstorm that just happened to go over them.”

Nierenberg said that most of the day will be dry and that if storms do hit, they won’t compare to the June 30 storm.

“The Saturday morning event was an extreme event,” he said. “These are going to be more scattered. That was a more of a big, huge line moving through.”

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