Thunderstorms across the country could jeopardize the plans of hundreds of thousands of people trying to enjoy the 4th of July holiday.
Sixty million people are under severe thunderstorm warnings, while the West faces greater fire threats and the South East is forecast to experience extreme heat.
Forecasters are predicting the spread of climate disturbances with storms, fires and heat that could sweep across the country.
These extreme storms can produce damaging wind gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour or more and the possibility of large hail.
The greatest danger extends from the Japanese Rockies through the Central Plains to the upper Midwest and upper Mississippi Valley.
Massive thunderstorms, which can reach extreme ranges, extend across much of the southern and mid-Atlantic states, extending as far as Philadelphia.
Major airports in places like Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis and Washington, DC are expected to be affected.
Thunderstorms stretching across New York, Dallas and Chicago could cause flight delays and complications for air travelers across the country.
The main dangers in these areas are damaging winds and huge hail.
Thunderstorms are not expected in the southeast, but again on July 4.
Heat warnings were issued for most of Florida from Jacksonville to Miami on Tuesday.
High temperature reaches almost 100 levels with extremely excessive humidity.
Heat index readings are expected to top 110 in East Central Florida.
In the West, the heat may be the first concern.
Extreme heat warnings are in effect for several parts of the Southwest, with temperatures reaching 110 degrees in Phoenix and Tucson.
Macy’s annual 4th of July fireworks celebration is still underway, starting promptly at 21:25 after performances by stars like Ashanti, LL Cool J and Bebe Rexha.
This event is New York’s largest Independence Day celebration.
More than 60,000 shells will light up the New York skyline in a stunning show over the East River for this year’s “Pyrotechnic Salute to America.”
“This year’s Macy’s Fireworks celebration will be nothing short of a spectacle,” said Will Koss, executive producer for Macy’s 4th of July fireworks.
Millions of spectators gather every year to witness the spectacular performance alongside the East River, and we can send a floating, breathtaking fireworks show that can fill the evening sky with color, soft shapes and thunder. Cross added.
“Along with a host of American classics, this year’s celebration will honor the pioneers who shaped our past, present and future,” he stated. )
Officials say heavy rain, thunderstorms and extreme weather will put a damper on the fireworks shows. Thunderstorms have canceled fireworks in the past.
“We try to avoid thunderstorms at all costs. If there’s a chance of rain or a lot of rain, we usually cover those shells with plastic before firing,” Peter DeKeeper, Santore’s World Famous Fireworks Pyrotechnician, told News 10.
The threat of extreme weather prompted several New Jersey communities to postpone or cancel their Independence Day celebrations on Monday, according to Patch News.
Additionally, most of NJ has an increased chance of extreme weather with hail and winds in excess of 100 mph.