July 4th forecast is a sizzler 🎆

Surprise, surprise...it’ll be HOT!

It'll be warm and mostly clear for fireworks celebrations Monday night. (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

After a record-setting May and June, it likely comes as no surprise that Independence Day will be hot.

That’s to be expected, but it’s the combination of heat and drought that is a bit concerning this year. Despite some good rains in the last week, San Antonio International Airport is still more than 11 inches below average for rainfall.

Certain fireworks are restricted in Bexar County and other nearby counties due to drought conditions.

Boerne and Fredericksburg have canceled their firework shows due to fire danger.

Extreme to exceptional drought continues for much of the area. (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

The current forecast calls for a high of 100° on Monday.

If you’re catching a fireworks show on Monday evening, you can expect it to be a warm, mostly clear evening.

It'll be warm and mostly clear for fireworks celebrations Monday night. (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

If you are curious, here is some climatology for July 4th in San Antonio:

July 4th climatology for San Antonio Int'l Airport (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

Have a safe and fun weekend!


About the Author:

Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.