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What Happens If It Rains During DC’s Fourth of July Fireworks?

Updated on July 4, 2016.

Fourth of July fireworks on the Fifth of July?

It could happen. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain at 9 p.m., with thunderstorms and moderate wind possible. High winds, heavy rain, thunder, and lightning could warrant a postponement to July 5 at 9:09 p.m., National Park Service spokesperson Mike Litterst says.

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The Park Service will post updates to Twitter and Facebook if the fireworks display is postponed. You can also find more information about planned Fourth of July events at

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