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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 07/16/2008

Forecast: Weather Hits Midsummer Stride

By Dan Stillman

Going up? Temperatures and humidity are.

It's a familiar feel for those who stick around town this time of year. Traffic is lighter than normal, the office is half-empty, and auto-reply vacation e-mails abound. The weather, too, has hit its typical midsummer stride. Highs will approach or top 90 degrees today through the weekend, and humidity will rise again after a brief respite. As for thunderstorms? Well of course they'll be back in the forecast by the weekend.


Sunny. Not too humid. Near 90. Tons of sun and low humidity for this time of year will make for a pleasant but hot summer day. Temperatures will make their way to afternoon highs near 90 with barely a breeze (about 5 mph) to speak of. Tonight, clear skies with lows in the low 70s downtown, mid 60s in the suburbs.

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.


Sunny. A bit more humid. Low 90s Tomorrow brings to town another sunny day -- this time a little warmer and a little more humid, but still not soupy. Highs should reach the low 90s with winds continued light. Overnight, mostly clear and turning muggy with lows in the low-to-mid 70s downtown, mid-to-upper 60s in the burbs.


Friday will feature a classic mix of summer heat and more-noticeable humidity as temperatures max out in the low-to-mid 90s. Some clouds may try to nudge their way in from the south, but overall I think we'll hang on to mostly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium-High

Any let up in heat this weekend will be countered by increased humidity. I'll call it "quite humid" with highs in the low 90s on both Saturday and Sunday. We'll probably see a few thunderstorms pop up in the afternoon or evening of both days. For now, the chance that you'll see a storm where you are is only about 30%. But that could go up as we get closer. Confidence: Medium

By Dan Stillman  | July 16, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Ugh. I'd like my thunderstorm now, please.

Posted by: Model Monkey | July 16, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

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