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Anticipated Houston-area 4th of July events canceled due to threat of rain

Houston-area 4th of July events canceled due to threat of rain

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Houston's July 4th events are still on, but some communities have been forced to cancel.  Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Per the City of Houston, the annual Freedom Over Texas fireworks will continue; patrons are advised to stay home and enjoy the show on television.

Officials in South County/The Woodlands, Rosenberg, and Garden Oaks have also announced their celebrations are canceled.

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As the rainy forecast looms over Independence Day, some Houston-area communities are making changes to their planned Fourth of July events.

The events at the Katy Fire Station and Katy Heritage Park scheduled for 9 am to 1 pm have been canceled. The fireworks at Katy Mills/Typhoon Texas are still scheduled to take place in the evening.

The city of Tomball announced on Facebook on July 2 that it would be canceling the annual citywide Fourth of July Festival, citing inclement weather. The annual party features fireworks and family-friendly activities, such as live music, food, children's activities, and a tribute to veterans.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 70 percent chance of rain on Wednesday, July 4 with thunderstorms likely throughout the day.

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