North Texas, nation celebrates the Fourth of July

Mansfield fireworks courtesy photo

Fourth of July events were held Friday and Saturday across North Texas and around the country.

Fort Worth’s Fourth took place on Saturday, July 4 at Panther Island Pavilion, put on by the Trinity River Vision Authority. The TRVA says it is the largest fireworks show in North Texas.

Mansfield held their Rockin’ 4th of July celebration on Friday, while Arlington celebrated the 50 th anniversary of its Fourth of July Parade.

Weather for the Fourth of July holiday was a good one for most people coast to coast.

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From New York City to Boston, high temperatures ranged in the 70s Fahrenheit (low-to-mid-20s Celsius), a little below normal peaks in the low 80s, said Gary Best, a meteorologist at Hometown Forecast Services Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire.

“It looks like a pretty nice weekend” across much of the Northeast, Best said by telephone.

The relatively benign forecast extends to most other parts of the nation, except for a few thunderstorms from Texas to Florida. – This report includes material from Washington Post/Bloomberg