We're all gearing up for a long Independence Day weekend. A lot of us will be celebrating America's 245th birthday by barbequing, having some cold ones, swimming, going on the river, and enjoying fireworks. Even though Mother Nature has been testing us with all sorts of odd weather in 2021, she's decided to cut us break this weekend. Bust out the sunscreen and plan to party outside this weekend because the weather is going to be perfect.

If you plan to celebrate the birth of the United States of America outside this weekend, you're going to have perfect weather for it. Swimming? Going on the river? Grilling out? Watching fireworks? If you are doing all or any of those things, the weather will be the last thing you'll have to worry about.

The National Weather Service of the Quad Cities is predicting a perfect weekend when it comes to weather. Friday will be the coolest day with a high near 80°, but sunny skies all day long. Saturday will be sunny too with a high in the mid-80s. Sunday and Monday (which most of us have off too) will be sunny and high near 90°.

Make sure you have sunscreen and water with you this weekend! The humidity will be pretty good Friday and Saturday. It may be a little sticky on Sunday, July 4th.

Your full Quad Cities forecast from the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities is below:

  • Friday
    • Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
    • North wind around 5 mph.
  • Friday Night
    • Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
    • Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
  • Saturday
    • Sunny, with a high near 86.
  • Saturday Night
    • Clear, with a low around 68.
  • Independence Day
    • Sunny, with a high near 90.
  • Sunday Night
    • Mostly clear, with a low around 70.
  • Monday
    • Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
  • Monday Night
    • Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

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