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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 06/13/2008

CommuteCast: Hazy Skies as Humidity Returns

By Ian Livingston

North Carolina fires send smoke our way

Temperatures now climbing through the upper 80s in most places, combined with rising dew points, have allowed heat indices to reach the low and mid 90s this afternoon -- another warm to hot day. In addition to rising dew points, winds from the south have transported smoke from fires in North Carolina into the area, making for a less than crystal clear sky. Smoke may lower visibilities at times for the rest of the day, especially west of D.C.

An isolated thunderstorm is possible during the late afternoon and early evening, mainly west of town. Most activity should stay well west toward the mountains.

Tonight: Temperatures will cool through the 80s this evening, with a chance of an isolated thunderstorm in the western suburbs, and then back into the upper 70s by midnight. Some clouds will float by overnight as a south wind continues. Expect readings to bottom out in the upper 60s for the suburbs and low 70s in the city.

Tomorrow: We stay pretty warm on Saturday, but with more clouds, and rising chances for rain. Highs will reach the upper 80s to low 90s (depending on cloud cover). By late afternoon or early evening, thunderstorms will likely be moving toward the area from the west. These storms should be scattered in coverage, but may be strong to severe in spots. The main threat would be gusty winds capable of isolated damage, if any severe weather occurs.

See Camden's full forecast for Sunday into early next week.

By Ian Livingston  | June 13, 2008; 3:30 PM ET
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Pretty nice cluster of thunderstorms moving southwest to northeast over western Loudoun and Jefferson County, WV. Strong enough to darken the sky in northwest Montgomery.

Posted by: JT | June 13, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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