Yesterday, our forecasters were debating whether or not clouds would be a significant issue on the Fourth of July. Today, we have bigger problems to deal with. Forecast models have trended farther north with a surface low pressure system, which is expected to move from the Mid Atlantic States to a position southeast of Long island on Saturday. This low pressure system, associated with a mid level atmospheric disturbance, will promote the development of showers and areas of steady rain, which will progress through the area on Saturday.
Models, still, are wildly inconsistent with the areas of steadiest rain and more focused development of showery activity. What we do know, at this point, is that the surface low pressure system will promote widespread clouds from Friday Night into Saturday morning. We’ll put it to you this way: You won’t exactly wake up on Independence Day ready to run outside in shorts and fire up the grill. East winds and low clouds will keep things feeling much cooler, and showers will be meandering around the area as well.