Fourth of July Beach Forecast

This is Part 2 of my 4th of July Forecast. Part 1 is the firework times/forecast.  See here.



Overview: Saturday is the best day to head to the beach as showers and thunderstorms will be present in the afternoon on both Friday and Sunday.  Temperatures will be cooler at the coast, but the presence of a West wind will keep sea breezes at bay.

South Rhode Island Coast
Friday- The chance of a thunderstorm is small and limited to a brief period between 12 PM and 6 PM.  Otherwise partly cloudy skies with a high of 74.  Waves will 1-2 ft and winds shift throughout the day from the North (offshore) to the South (onshore).  The sea breeze will act to weaken any thunderstorm's that do form.

Saturday- Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70's, call it 76.  Winds from the SSW (south south west)  at 10 mph.  Some of the winds could blow around a beach umbrella so just make sure they are secure.  Waves around 1 ft.

Sunday- Thunderstorm's likely by late afternoon/early evening, but not before a fairly nice day at the beach.  High of 76, a bit more humid so being at coast will help keep yourself cool.   Winds again from the SSW at 10-15 mph so keep any food covered, nothing tastes worse than potato chips and sand.  Waves 1-2 ft.

Monday- Another nice day, as of now.  High of 74, mostly sunny with winds shifting NW to SW around 10 mph.  Waves 1-2 ft.  UV index HIGH all weekend, so bring your protection.


Cape Cod/Islands
Friday- Little chance of any showers of thunderstorms holding together all the way to the Cape.  Cooler here as a North wind keeps temperatures in the low 70's on the Bayside and upper 60's on the ocean side.  Waves of 1 ft, winds around 12 mph.

Saturday- Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70's, call it 75.  Winds from the S at 10 mph.  Waves around 1 ft.

Sunday- Thunderstorm's likely by late afternoon/early evening, but not before a fairly nice day at the beach.  High of 80, a bit more humid so being at coast will help keep yourself cool.   Winds again from the SSW at 10-15 mph so keep any food covered, nothing taste worse than potato chips and sand.  Waves 1-2 ft.  

Monday- Looking very nice down the Cape.  Winds will be around 10-15 mph, high of 80 and mostly sunny.

South Shore
Friday- The chance of a thunderstorm is small and limited to a brief period between 12 PM and 6 PM.  Otherwise partly cloudy skies with a high of 73.  Waves will be 1 ft and winds from the north.  North wind will keep the coast cool.

Saturday- Mostly sunny with highs in the low 70's, 73.  Party cloudy, winds shift to the south with an onshore breeze of 12 mph.  The onshore breeze really keeps things cool as ocean temps are not quite at their peak yet.

Sunday- Thunderstorm's likely by late afternoon/early evening, but not before a fairly nice day at the beach.  High of 76, a bit more humid so being at coast will help keep yourself cool.   Winds again from the SW at 10-15 mph so keep any food covered, nothing taste worse than potato chips and sand.  Waves 1 ft.

Monday- Another nice day, as of now.  High of 74, mostly sunny with winds SW around 10 mph.  Waves 1-2 ft.  UV index HIGH all weekend, so bring your protection.

North Shore
Friday- Maybe the best day of the weekend for the North Shore.  High of 75 with a slight chance of rain.  Northwest wind will decrease during the day waves 1 ft.

Saturday- With a SE wind off the water highs at the coast will struggle to get to the 70's.  Still, mostly sunny skies with waves of 1 ft.

Sunday- Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon, not before a high of 73 at the coast with 2-4 ft waves.  South wind around 15 mph.  

Monday- Winds decrease to around 10 mph, waves 1-2 ft, high of 70. Mostly Sunny skies

Even though coastal temperatures will be down, it will be nice for many as highs inland will approach the upper 80's and low 90's.

Hampton Beach
Friday-Monday Same general idea as North Shore.  

Lakes Forecast
Low 50's overnight today in NH and ME.  Friday highs in the 70's, moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly Cloudy skies with early fog.  Friday night is mainly clear, temperatures dropping into the upper 40's for most locations.  Saturday temperatures rip into the low to mid 80's with mostly sunny to partly sunny skies.  Increasing clouds and increasing rain chance overnight Saturday.  Temperatures holding in the low 60's.  Sunday warm with a threat of thunderstorms.  Scattered in variety, temperatures again low to mid 80's.  Sunday night has a chance of showers, temperatures falling to 61 before rebounding on Monday.  Summertime pop up showers and thunderstorms likely on the 4th.


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