Folks taking a long holiday weekend should be able to catch plenty of rays.
The forecast calls for lots of sunshine in the next few days, though there is a chance of thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. Here's a look at what Aberdeen-area residents can expect:
Today: Sunny with a high of 91
Friday: Sunny with a high of 91.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a high of 89, a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 86, a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms.
The average high temperature for Independence Day in Aberdeen is 82, according to the National Weather Service. The record high, set in 1988, is 105. The record low was 40 in 1967.
With the exception of last year, recent July Fourths have featured highs in the 80s in Aberdeen, according to the weather service.
2012: High of 97, mostly sunny and breezy.
2011: High of 88, 1.21 inches of rain from evening thunderstorms.
2010: High of 83, partly cloudy with morning rain.
2009: High of 82, partly to mostly cloudy.
2008: High of 83, sunny and windy.