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Need to Know: Fourth of July

Where to find fireworks shows, how to avoid road construction, what's open and closed, and more.

Whether you are staying close to home or traveling up north for the holiday weekend, here's some information you'll want to know:

Weather

Around Berkley and Huntington Woods: On Independence Day, the National Weather Service forecast calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high near 99 degrees and heat index values as high as 104 degrees.

Up North: Highs in the mid-80s with plenty of sunshine for the holiday.

Leaving town?

Check to see if construction barrels will make your trip a slow, frustrating go or if MDOT is clearing the way for your holiday weekend drive.

Staying in town?

Check this list before you head out the door for the bank, city office or library.

Fireworks

There are plenty of fireworks shows and festivals in the area this holiday weekend. Check this list to find one or two to enjoy. 

Patch contributor Ed Mauer gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to successfully shoot the fireworks and capture some memories.

Follow these tips to keep little ones, who are most at risk for injuries, protected during holiday celebrations.

Stay tuned to Berkley Patch for more Fourth of July news and photos or browse our coverage from last year's festivities in Berkley and Huntington Woods.

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