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Normal Weather Returns For The Weekend

Hot, Humid, Afternoon T-Storms
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Posted at 3:56 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 07:04:49-04

As Laura makes her exit, you'll be cleaning up under hot and humid conditions. The southwest flow will continue to bring moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico. Because the air mass is so humid, it won't take much heat to kick off scattered showers and thunderstorms. We'll catch a bit of sunshine this morning, but clouds will gather this afternoon. Highs are expected to run in the upper 80s with a 60% chance for storms throughout the day.

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Overnight, skies will become fair. Lows dropping into the mid to upper 70s. A few scattered showers will continue. Saturday and Sunday, we'll be back to summer time weather. Partly cloudy skies both days, with highs in the lower 90s and heat index values near 100. There will be a few scattered showers and storms, but not as much coverage as the past few days.

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Looking ahead to next week, high pressure is expected to build in. Skies will be partly cloudy, temperatures in the lower 90s with heat index values approaching 105. Rain chances will be much slimmer next week.

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Laura will continue to dissipate over the eastern sections of the U.S. later today and tonight. A couple of tropical waves are over the central and eastern Atlantic. Neither of these look very impressive. Take the weekend off monitoring tropical weather as we shouldn't see anything develop Saturday or Sunday.