Friday, July 3: Mostly sunny. Deep blue skies overhead. Changing clouds overhead. Temperature rises to the mid-70s. Crowds of vacationers come off the ferry Island Home in Vineyard Haven late. Long lines of headlights speed up State Road.

Saturday, July 4: Independence Day. Sunny with a light breeze from the southwest. Dry air. Beach day. Small sailboats race in the Edgartown outer harbor. Paraders marching up Main street are met by throngs of cheering wellwishers, under clear cloudless skies. Clouds hug the horizon in the late afternoon. Visibility is superb. Witnesses to the Edgartown fireworks also get a view of Falmouth fireworks. Aquinnah fireworks enthusiasts get to watch the fireworks on the mainland.

Sunday, July 5: Breezy morning. A southwest wind increases. Clear blue skies. Superb view from atop the Gay Head Cliffs. Choppy seas off East Chop. Double reef afternoon sailing weather. Winds lighten in the late afternoon. Temperature in the 70s.

Monday, July 6: Increasing clouds. Periods of blue skies. They become mostly overcast in the late afternoon. Pink and white roses are in full bloom on picket fences in Edgartown.

Tuesday, July 7: Cloudy morning. Skies darken in the afternoon. Rain in the afternoon is heavy. Close to an inch of rain falls in an hour. Flooding at Five Corners. Waban Park is awash. Pedestrians wear garbage bags as raincoats in Oak Bluffs. Rain in the evening.

Wednesday, July 8: Rain heavy at 3 a.m. A soggy damp morning. The sky is overcast. Wind shifts from southwest to East Northeast. Maritime damp afternoon. Shoppers walk Dock Street wearing sweaters. Edgartown harbor is bustling with powerboats. Kite surfers ride the wind in Sengekontacket Pond. Light drizzle in the early evening.

Thursday, July 9: Overcast morning. Mist. Brief period of blue sky. Skies darken. Northeast breeze.