Posted by Meteorologist André Bernier

Overall, sunshine in conjunction with a gradual warming trend basically sum up the 4th of July weekend.

A stalled front to the south starts to drift a li’l too close for comfort Friday night-AM Saturday.  That being said, the only ever-so-slim chance of a stray pop-up shower/storms will be our far south and southeast counties.  This is why we introduced a 20% chance for a shower late Friday and early Saturday.

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Aside from that, dry is the weather word until Tuesday of next week.

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Earlier this week, the sky cleared just enough for a view of Jupiter and Venus passing by on their closest apparent approach. You can still see the dynamic duo tonight between sunset and 11:00 PM when the pair will sink below the horizon.

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The full moon (1 night past full) rises tonight at 9:30 PM.