Fourth of July will be partly sunny with slight chance of thunderstorms

A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms may put a damper on Wednesday’s festivities, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures in Newport News are expected to reach 89 degrees with partly sunny skies in the morning. There is a 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon, mainly after 2 p.m.

On Thursday, temperatures are forecast to stay about the same with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon once again.

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