Thunderstorms, heat advisory compete with fireworks on July 4 in York

Staff report

Tonight's fireworks shows might have to compete with sky booms of the natural sort.

Thunderstorms are possible in the York area after 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to AccuWeather and the National Weather Service.

The NWS says storms with heavy rain are likely between 3 and 7 p.m., while AccuWeather is predicting thunderstorms through the area around 5 p.m and around 9 p.m.

The NWS has also issued a heat advisory until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Heat indexes in the range of 100 to 104 degrees are likely as temperatures climb back into the 90s and humidity rises in the late afternoon and evening, the service said. 

People are urged to limit strenuous activities outside and stay hydrated, and to check on the elderly and those without air conditioning.

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Thunderstorms are in the forecasts for the next few days, with a final round on Friday that will kick the low down to 62, the weather service said. The weekend will be sunny, with highs around 80 and lows near 60, according to the NWS.