By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer

BOSTON (CBS) — Optimism is growing for the weather on the Fourth of July.

While we remain stuck in a very humid and stormy pattern, it appears as though the cloud cover and number of thunderstorms will decrease as the week goes on.

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Showers and storms will be most numerous and widespread on Monday and Tuesday. By Wednesday, a big “Bermuda High” pressure area will begin to push westward and likely push the thunderstorm threat west as well.

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So the greatest threat for wet weather will be well inland, in western New England. We cannot rule out a stray or isolated thunderstorm drifting into eastern sections but for the most part we should stay dry Wednesday and Thursday!

Read: Fourth of July Guide

I expect high temperatures in the mid 80’s on Wednesday and upper 80’s on Thursday with plenty of sunshine and fairly high humidity as well.

Winds will be 5 to 15-mph out of the west both days. Temperatures will not cool off much for nighttime firework displays, they will only fall slowly through the 80’s.

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