Weather

Fourth fireworks happen a day late

Posted July 5, 2011 4:18 p.m. EDT
Updated July 5, 2011 11:20 p.m. EDT

— Fourth of July revelers in the Triangle who waited until Tuesday to see fireworks had to contend with some hit or miss showers, but nothing like the storms that delayed Monday events. 

Thunderstorm warnings and strong winds Monday night prompted the city of Raleigh to postpone its annual fireworks extravaganza at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Revelers at the fairgrounds braved some early evening showers, but vowed to stay to see the fireworks. 

Rescheduled fireworks shows were also held Tuesday night at Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheater and in Franklinton. 

In Durham, fireworks followed Tuesday's USA Collegiate Team-Japan baseball game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The game and the fireworks were postponed on Monday. 

The Town of Halifax rescheduled its fireworks for Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the New Courthouse Complex on Ferrel Lane, town spokeswoman Sharon Vick said. 

The rain is expected to linger for the rest of this week, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said, amounting to some of the most significant amounts of precipitation the area has seen in quite a while.

Up to 2 inches is forecast in some areas by Friday.