WASHINGTON - A wet Fourth of July can unfortunately be expected for the nation’s capital but, despite the rain people are still getting in position on the National Mall. They are holding out hope that the fireworks will go off as planned.
The region saw scattered showers during the morning hours with storms moving in from the west.
The real rain potential comes after 2 p.m. when heavier storms – possibly thunderstorms – move through.
As of right now, showers are possible between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. – the hours most of the region's fireworks displays are scheduled.
Officials in D.C. say they will wait until Monday evening to make a decision regarding the fireworks display. The National Park Service has said the fireworks on the National Mall will "only be postponed in case of heavy rain, thunderstorms or high winds."
If the fireworks on National Mall are postponed, they'll be rescheduled for Tuesday evening.
As for the Capitol 4th Concert, if the weather is too bad for that show to safely go on, then it will be canceled all together. One of the organizers did tell FOX 5 that they are going to do everything they can to make it happen.
Hopefully there will be a small window when we can enjoy the area fireworks displays. Here is a complete listing of local displays: http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/161115863-story