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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 06/ 5/2008

CommuteCast: Quieter Than Yesterday; T-storm?

By Ian Livingston

Hot and humid Friday, scorching weekend

Radar: Latest mid-Atlantic radar loop from the National Weather Service. Click here to expand. Refresh page to update.

While cleanup continues following yesterday's severe weather outbreak, more storms are the last thing many would like to see, but a few may be around this afternoon into early evening. Places affected will be much less in number than yesterday, but there is a chance a few strong to possibly severe storms will pop up this afternoon. Isolated damaging wind will be the main threat with any storms that do form.

Highs are now approaching the mid to upper 80s and if you think that's too warm, you might want to skip town for a while, because you haven't seen anything yet.

Tonight: Isolated showers or thunderstorms will diminish after sunset leaving the area mostly cloudy, and clearing is expected throughout the night. Lows only drop to around 70 as the summertime levels of humidity continue across the area.

Tomorrow: Friday could be the official start of a multi-day heat wave. Mostly sunny skies will lead to highs in the upper 80s to low 90s (though a wedge of cooler air may keep areas along the Bay in the mid 80s and the Eastern Shore in the upper 70s to low 80s). It should be one of the first truly hot days of the season as heat and humidity combine for afternoon heat indices into the mid and upper 90s. A stray storm is not out of the question, but chances will be lower than today.

See Josh's full forecast detailing the first heat wave of 2008 as well as NatCast for tonight's game.

By Ian Livingston  | June 5, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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Ok, there seems to be rumblings in SOME forecasting circles of 100's near the end of the weekend/start of the week.

With SOOO much water in the ground and vegetation...this seems far fetched. Opinions?

Posted by: Bikerjohn | June 5, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Any new info on my derecho question? I am very curious about this one.

Posted by: Model Monkey | June 5, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | June 5, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Is there any chance of you guys showing a radar loop from Wednseday afternoon? I was in the car when the storm hit Montgomery County and just got my power back a few minutes ago. I'd like to see what the line looked like.

Posted by: JT | June 5, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

JT: If you have a login at Eastern US Weather Forums, login there and see this link: Posts with include radar of bow approaching metro area. (need to have log in to see images)

Posted by: Capital Weather Gang | June 6, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

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