First Tropical Storm of the Season Threatens Fourth of July Activities

July 2, 2014 at 9:50 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Hurricane season officially began on July 1, and it appears that it may just put a damper on some of the Fourth of July activities planned along the East Coast.

Tropical storm "Arthur" is meandering its way up from Florida, and though forecasters are not at this time predicting any type of nor'easter, it is expected that the storm will combine with a cold front and already predicted rains to create some rough surf through Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued rip current warnings along New York beaches from Rockaway to Fire Island and along the Jersey shore through Thursday. Wave heights of four to seven feet, along with wind could "pose a hazard." Beachgoers are urged to enter the ocean only in areas where lifeguards are present.

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On Wednesday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. and into the evening in Livingston.

Rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout the day on Thursday, July 3, and heavy rains may bring one-half to three-quarters of an inch to the area. The chance of rain is 70 percent.

The chance of rain decreases to 50 percent on the Fourth of July. According to Severe Weather NJ, "The holiday weekend is actually looking downright awesome starting Friday afternoon, with isolated thunderstorms the primary concern.”

Details for: Livingston’s 78th annual July 4 Celebration on Memorial Oval: Auto Show, Swim Karnival, Baseball, Pony Rides, Mini Golf & Connect 4, Kids’ Rides, CBS-FM Music & Prizes, BBQ from Newark’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Livingston Leo, and a Bands & Beer Cafe’ featuring the music of The Stiff Joints and The Red Light Band and Fireworks. Click here for the July 4, 2014 Program.

In case of inclement weather:

· Daytime shows will be held in the High School Auditorium; all other daytime activities will be canceled.

· Afternoon & Evening performances will held as scheduled at the covered stage on the Oval.

· Fireworks: A decision will be made by 2 p.m. If canceled, a message will be left on the above phone number; rain date will be Saturday, July 5, 9:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service is predicting a sunny Saturday and Sunday with highs of 82 degrees.

TAPinto Livingston will provide updates on possible cancellations and rain dates as they become available.

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