Skies Looking Clear for Rescheduled Fireworks Fourth of July Weekend

Arthur has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

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    Jessie Sawyer/NBCConnecticut.com
    Sunny skies are back on July 5, 2014 after a stormy couple of days.

    After a stormy couple days while Hurricane Arthur headed up the east coast, Saturday is looking a lot clearer for what's left of 4th of July weekend and many rescheduled fireworks displays.

    Strong winds knocked down many trees and caused some power outages across the state between July 3 and 4, but Saturday morning brings sunny skies and light 15-mile-an-hour breezes and Arthur has been downgraded to a tropical storm, according to NBC Meteorologist Monica Cryan. Temperatures are forecasted to climb into the 70s around 11 a.m. and the 80s by 3 p.m., she said at 7 a.m.

    That bodes well for many 4th of July fireworks displayed rescheduled from Thursday and Friday due to the storms. By 9 p.m., around the time many fireworks displays start, the temperature will dip slightly to the low 70s with clear skies and calm winds, according to Cryan's 7 a.m. forecast.

    The annual Derby-Shelton dueling fireworks were postponed to Saturday, with fireworks simultaneously lighting up the skies on each side of the Housatonic River following a concert at the Shelton Riverwalk. Fireworks in Bristol, Cheshire, Darien, Fairfield, Manchester, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, New Milford, Norwalk, Orange, Salisbury, Stafford, Torrington, Wallingford and West Haven are scheduled for Saturday night. For more information on fireworks displays across Connecticut, click here.

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