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PICS: Fireworks light up the sky for the 4th of July

Tampa, Florida-- Storms surrounded the Bay Area Thursday afternoon, and many locals wondered if the weather would put a damper on Independence Day fireworks displays.

Luckily for most, clouds cleared in time for things to go as planned! Check out this gallery full of some of our favorite fireworks photos from the night.

Weekend weather: Click here for your holiday weekend forecast

Rest of your Holiday Weekend Forecast

Friday: Sunny early. Hot & humid with high temperatures around 91 degrees. Still gusty SE winds around 10-20 mph and gusts up to 35 mph. T-Storms in the afternoon and early evening again. I am forecasting a 70% coverage between 1pm - 9pm.

Saturday: Mostly sunny early, with a high near 92. Partly cloudy afternoon, and then a 50% coverage of thunderstorms. SE wind 5 - 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Holiday weekend & rough weather could be dangerous combo

Tampa, FL -- Highways are jammed with holiday traffic this year. And so, for that matter, are area waterways.

Boaters are out in force, and with the not-so-great weather we've been seeing, marine enforcement officials have said they are concerned.

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For some folks there are only a few days of the year they can take their boat out, or maybe invite friends along, and the fourth of July is one of them.

Polk Health Dept. issues July 4 tips

Polk Health Dept. issues July 4 tips

Bartow, Florida -- With the July 4th holiday coming up and the return of hot weather, the Florida Department of Health in Polk County is reminding all residents and visitors to take reasonable precautions during summer activities.

As people enjoy the warm weather and many outdoor activities, it is important to take simple steps that will help prevent avoidable illness and injury.

Precautions are advised to decrease the possibility of illness or injury when enjoying summer activities.

They include: 

Independence Day around Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay, Florida -- Looking for a great way to spend Independence Day this year?

From full-day 'Freedom Fests', to firework displays at dusk, you're sure to find something that suits you and your family!

SEE ALSO: Independence Day forecast

Here's a list of events happening around the Bay area:


Lakeland police have history of sex on job

LAKELAND, Florida - On the heels of the report from the State Attorney's Office that indicated a culture of sex at the Lakeland Police Department, the 10 News Investigators have found numerous other cases of LPD officers having sex on the job.

Woman at center of Lakeland police scandal comes forward

Palm Harbor, FL --  It's probably been the worst kept secret in Lakeland.

The woman at the center of the police department's sex scandal came forward on Wednesday.

Susan Eberle's attorney in Palm Harbor spoke on the 37-year-old's behalf, calling it one of the worst case of sexual harassment he'd ever seen in his three decades of legal work.