Tonight's fireworks displays should go off on schedule, according to forecasters at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
"It looks like things are gonna turn out much better than earlier anticipated," said National Weather Service forecaster Amet Figueroa. "The weather system that brought the showers and thunderstorms should be out of the Baltimore area by early Saturday.
"We should have gradually improving conditions through the remainder of the afternoon and night, and we should have good weather for the fireworks," he said.
The forecast called for sunny skies this afternoon and highs near 90. Here is a list of major fireworks displays in the area:
U.S. Naval Academy, 9:30 p.m. -- Free parking will be provided at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, off Rowe Boulevard. A free shuttle, between the stadium and downtown Annapolis, will operate from 4 p.m. until midnight.
Harborplace, 9:30 p.m. -- Musically choreographed fireworks display by Zambelli Internationale. WNUV-TV (Channel 54) will broadcast the display live with a simulcast by WBSB-FM (104.3). For information about the city's Fourth of July plans, call (410) 837-4636 or (800) 282-6632.
Bel Air High School complex, Kenwood Avenue, 9:30 p.m.
Catonsville High School, 9:15 p.m.
Lake Kittamaqundi, 9:30 p.m. -- Parking available at $3 per car. Call (301) 740-4545.
Baker Park, dusk. Call (301) 663-8687 or (800) 999-3613.
Northside Park, 125th Street, 9:30 p.m. -- Ocean City bus services will be available all day. For information, call (410) 250-0125.
Oregon Ridge in Hunt Valley, 8 p.m -- The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Chosei Komatsu, will perform patriotic tunes topped off with fireworks. Last night's performance was rained out, but another will be held tomorrow. For information, call (410) 783-8000.
Antietam National Battlefield, 7:30 p.m. -- The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform under the direction of Barry Tuckwell. A fireworks display by Zambelli Internationale will follow. For information, call (301) 432-5124.