Staying Hot into your 4th of July Forecast....
And speaking of the 4th of July according to the Associated Press:
Drought and wildfire fears are snuffing out some Fourth of July festivities this year. From Utah to Indiana, state and local governments are calling off annual fireworks displays out of fear that a stray rocket could ignite tinder-dry brush and trigger a wildfire. They're also warning residents not to use fireworks, sparklers or Roman candles in backyards.Fires have charred more than 1.8 million acres this year in the U.S., and much of Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana have been under red-flag warnings for extreme fire danger.
In Colorado, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed by flames in the past month, firefighters have said they don't have the time or resources to stand watch over public events. At least nine public fireworks displays have been called off.
The worry is especially acute in the West, where crews are already battling out-of-control blazes in several states. Parts of the Midwest are affected, too, after weeks without any significant rain.
By the way all is quiet in the tropics.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!