Good morning and a Happy Independence Day week to you all!
As you make your preparations for the Fourth, here is the latest update of our local event weather forecast that has been provided to the Marblehead Firework Committee by Precision Weather Forecasting this morning at 0900 (9 AM) EDT:
Precision Weather Forecasting Inc.
Marblehead 4th of July Fireworks Forecast
Issued 0900 AM 02 July 2018
Next Update By: July 3rd at 0900 AM
WEATHER SYNOPSIS: High pressure remains in control of the weather across New England through late week. Thus, hazy, hot and humid weather continues from Monday through Thursday. In fact, temperatures can even get a bit hotter right at the immediate coast, where it has been a touch cooler, as sea breezes struggle to develop.
The only potential caveat is the influence from a very weak cold front that dissipates on approach to southern New England during the Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon timeframe. The dying front looks to have just enough energy to touch off some very widely placed showers and thunderstorms. This means the risk for a shower or thunderstorm is rather low for any given spot in the region, including Marblehead, between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon. Any activity would likely be ending by Wednesday evening in time for the fireworks. A quick downpour, gusty winds, some lightning and even small hail would be possible from a thunderstorm.
Expect a high temperature near 80 F with lots of humidity and sunshine today (Monday). A touch warmer in the middle 80s F on Tuesday with sunshine that mixes with scattered clouds by afternoon and that low risk of a shower/t-storm. The risk for a passing shower/t-storm remains Tuesday night and lingers into Wednesday afternoon but then becomes exceptionally low by the evening on the 4 th . Variable clouds will occur, mixing with hazy sunshine during the daytime. Expect morning low temperatures on the 4 th in the lower 70s F then warming into the middle 80s F before cooling to 75-80 by the fireworks. However, with the high humidity it
can feel like the middle 90s F during the daytime. Winds will be on the light side during the day at a general 04-09 mph out of the SE/S and this continues through the evening with the direction veering to the S/SW.
Sunset on the 4th: 08:24 PM. Twilight Ends: 08:59 PM
If you are out on the boat, please make sure you check the marine weather provided by the Coast Guard and NOAA on VHF channel WX 3 and on the Taunton website and keep a lookout for any approaching isolated showers.