BOSTON (July 3, 2014) The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert and fireworks show was moved up a day because of the potential of heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur.
The annual celebration will be Thursday night, which is expected to be the best of two possible bad weather days, organizers and public safety officials said.
Arthur is expected to pass well east of New England over the weekend.
State Police Col. Timothy Alben says security arrangements are ready to go because the public rehearsal would have been held Thursday night anyway.
The performance could be cancelled Thursday if the weather isn't safe, he said.
The performance takes place at 7 p.m. CDT Thursday in the Hatch Shell along the Charles River Esplanade.
Fireworks are set off from barges on the river and thousands of people usually attend.