Rain could dampen early July 4 festivities later this week but is likely to dry up before evening fireworks Friday.

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College said there's potential for thunderstorms Thursday that could linger into Friday.

By the time fireworks launch in York City at 9:30 p.m., there should be a backdrop of clouds, Elyse Colbert said.

She predicted a low temperature around 60 degrees Friday evening.

The holiday weekend should also be dry with temperatures in the low to mid 80s, Colbert said.

The earlier half of this week will likely be the hottest with temperatures around 90 degrees, she said.

There's a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Tuesday into Tuesday night, and showers and thunderstorms are likely Wednesday and Thursday, according to the weather service.

York County experienced a normal June this year, Colbert said.

The average temperature of 72.7 degrees was just a degree above normal, she said.

The amount of precipitation in June was also right on target compared to previous years. York County recorded 3.78 inches of rain in June, compared to an average of about 3.6 inches.

— Reach Erin James at ejames@yorkdispatch.com.