Fort Bragg officials said the festivities were canceled but the fireworks were up in the air until a last minute decision to go on.
Powerful afternoon storms moved through the Triangle early Thursday afternoon, knocking out power to several thousand Durham residents.
Also in Durham, a tree fell, smashing a house, and a lightning strike apparently started a fire at an apartment complex in the 100 block of Presidents Drive. No one was injured but Durham firefighters remain at the scene.
Adverse weather really hampered festivities in Cumberland County, which was under a flash flood warning through 8:15 p.m.
It’s not looking good on @FtBraggNC. The rain is hampering all activities. Just got word that the flag ceremony and parachute demo are both cancelled at the annual Independence Day celebration. pic.twitter.com/Pm4B6AijDw— Akilah Davis (@DavisABC11) July 4, 2019
Severe weather is putting a temporary stop on 4th of July festivities at @FtBraggNC. Eventgoers have been asked to go back to their vehicles.— Michael Lozano (@MLozanoABC11) July 4, 2019
No word yet on when delay will be lifted. @ABC11_WTVD pic.twitter.com/vm1BmjY5K7
Hope Mills also canceled its fireworks show because of the weather.
LIST: 4th of July events in the Triangle and Fayetteville
Following a couple days of oppressive heat, a relief is in sight.
On Friday, temperatures will fall to the upper 80s and stay there or just above 90 for the next few days.