- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The city of Providence is pushing back its Fourth of July celebration and fireworks by a day because of the threat of stormy weather.

The office of Mayor Angel Taveras said Wednesday the capital’s annual Independence Day celebration at India Point Park will take place on Saturday evening. It had been scheduled for Friday.

The forecast for Friday includes thunderstorms and heavy rain, possibly as much as three-quarters of an inch.

The lineup for the rescheduled event still features a performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra and fireworks.

Some other Rhode Island communities, including Warwick, are also changing plans. The Thursday fireworks are now scheduled for Saturday.

The Boston Pops concert and fireworks on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston have been moved from Friday to Thursday.

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