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On rainy Fourth, many celebrations postponed, but downtown fireworks to go on

On rainy Fourth, many celebrations postponed, but downtown fireworks to go on

As a steady rain fell Monday afternoon, Fourth of July celebrations around the region were canceled or postponed. But the city's marquee fireworks show in the Inner Harbor will go on as scheduled.

Rain moved into the region by 3 p.m., with about a quarter of an inch reported at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport by 6 p.m. Radar showed that bands of precipitation had moved east of the city by 6 o'clock, but more scattered showers were moving in from the west.

"There looks to be a window [for fireworks]," said Bryan Jackson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast...

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