The National Weather Service forecast for the next two days.
Tropical Storm Arthur is wrecking havoc in the mid-Atlantic now but its effects look to ruin outdoor plans for July 4th. The good news? Weather for the rest of the three-day weekend looks pretty darn nice.
But organizers are afraid enough to have postponed some fireworks, including Warwick’s Oakland Beach display. Instead of July 3, the fireworks are now planned for Saturday, July 5. (Providence has done the same with its planned July 4 ‘works.)
We are due for unsettled weather for the next two days, with thunderstorms predicted starting Wednesday night through Friday.
Arthur is expected to increase in intensity and speed as it passes by North Carolina and is under a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning for Thursday and Friday. The storm is forecast to pass southeast of Rhode Island Friday night and Saturday on its way northeast toward Newfoundland. Sunny, drier weather will follow in its wake.
So, while it’s not great news, at least only a third of the weekend appears to be a washout.