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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Independence Day is almost upon us!

The Fourth of July lands on Friday this week and it looks to be a beautiful summer day for the metro and most areas of the state.

There could be a few fireworks from Mother Nature along the far western edge of the state by late in the day.

In the metro, the average high temperature for the holiday is 83 degrees. The average low temperature for the fourth is 64 degrees. The last three years the Twin Cities have had warm days. All three have been above 90 degrees.

The record temperature for July 4 was set two years ago in 2012 when the thermometer soared to 101 degrees!

Many people remember July 4, 1999 when a devastating windstorm knocked down millions of trees in the Boundary Water Canoe Area injuring 17 people.

In 1962, a downpour in Jackson dropped seven and a half inches of rain in two hours. There have been many notable weather events to fall on this holiday, but, thankfully this year looks to be quite average and quiet.

Enjoy your Independence Day!

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