Southern California is in for a mild, sunny July 4th, with highs in the 70s at the beaches and 80s inland, the National Weather Service said.
Weather specialist Bonnie Bartling said the only hitch could be clouds that move in and out at the beaches starting around 6 p.m., making fireworks along the coast a little hard to see from a distance.
“Historically, it sort of gets icky when it’s time for the fireworks if they’re at the beach,” Bartling said. “But then you have sulfur in the air anyway, so it looks like clouds.”
Bartling said the afternoon should be clear, and she has a simple message for those with plans to celebrate America’s birthday.
“Go for it,” she said. “The temperatures are reasonable temperatures. We can’t help that people are spoiled in California.”
Fourth of July celebrations kick off Saturday with a 10 p.m. show at the Hollywood Bowl in the Hollywood Hills, which follows a Hall & Oates concert.