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Clear, Cool Evening Predicted for 4th Fest Fireworks

by on July 04, 2014 7:00 AM

AccuWeather is predicting cooler temperatures and less humidity for Independence Day.

"It's going to feel much nicer across the area as we lose that humidity that we've had in recent days," says AccuWeather Meteorologist Andy Mussoline.

Friday will be partly sunny with a high around 72.

About 9 p.m., when fireworks begin, the air temperature is expected to be about 65 with a slight breeze.

"You might want to bring a sweatshirt if people are going out to enjoy the fireworks, but the good news no rain in sight," says Mussoline.

The low overnight into Saturday will be about 52, which is 10 degrees cooler than usual, says Mussoline.

Saturday will be sunny with low humidity and a high of about 78. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a little more humidity and a high around 82.

For the latest AccuWeather forecast, click HERE.

To go along with the favorable forecast, here's a list of holiday weekend events:

July 4

9 a.m. - Firecracker 4k race starts at Curtin Road, State College.

2 p.m. – The third annual Parade of Heroes will start at the State College Municipal Building at 2 p.m. featuring community heroes nominated by local residents.

3 to 9 p.m. – 4th Fest family-friendly activities, including lumberjack shows, BMX bike and rollerblade events, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting) and musical performances at three different stages. This year, the main stage will be at a new location, Lot 44, due to construction.

9 p.m. – 4th Fest Fireworks, a 45-minute show, begins in State College. The show is staged off of Porter Road near Medlar Field.

July 5

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flavors of Happy Valley Ice Cream Fest, a family-friendly festival at the State College Municipal Building

7:05 p.m. - State College Spikes VS Jamestown Jammers with a hat giveaway
for the first 1,000 fans.

For more events, check out the StateCollege.com calendar HERE.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for StateCollege.com. She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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