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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 08/ 3/2008

Forecast: Pleasant Present, Future Furnace

By Brian Jackson

By Brian Jackson

Behind yesterday's cold front, drier air streams in and we'll enjoy a pleasant Sunday and Monday. But heat and humidity lurk. By Tuesday and Wednesday, stifling hot weather will be back. A cold front passing by late Wednesday brings our next chance of storms and should break the short spell of heat.


Mostly sunny and warm, 86-89. Today features excellent outdoor weather with ample sunshine and lower humidity. The warmth won't be overbearing with highs reaching the upper 80s in most areas. A few spots may touch 90 in the city and to the south. A breeze from the north-northwest will blow at 5-10 mph.

For tonight, skies will remain clear. A good night for stargazing before the moon returns to brighten the sky. Overnight lows will drop into the upper 60s in the city with low-to-mid 60s in the suburbs.

Keep reading for the forecast into early next week. See NatCast for the sunny outlook for this afternoon's game


Sunny, 87-92. Though we'll have a light breeze from the north, temperatures will still soar with strong sun and little in the way of cloud cover. While temperatures will be hot, humidity levels will be tolerable and the breeze will refresh, especially if you're in the shade.

Monday night will almost be a carbon copy of tonight. Clear skies and dry air will allow for cooling with lows in the low-to-mid 60s in the suburbs to the upper 60s to near 70 downtown.


Tuesday may be the warmest day of the week. Skies will be clear, save for some afternoon cumulus clouds. We'll see highs in the mid 90s with heat indices approaching 100 during the afternoon. Confidence: Medium-High

On Wednesday, the clouds will begin to build during the afternoon. There will be a small chance (30%) for an afternoon thundershower, especially west of the metro area as a cold front nears. High temperatures will top out in the low 90s. Confidence: Medium

By Brian Jackson  | August 3, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Bombocast. This afternoon: Scattered cumulus, dry, high 89F. Tonight. Less humid, low 67F. Tomorrow: Warmer, high 91F.

Current: Clear>>scattered Cu. 84F. 29.94 rising. Not too humid.

A few areas of interest in the tropics. Area off AL, MS coast in Gulf may show some risk of development.

Posted by: El Bombo | August 3, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Tropical Storm Edouard may affect crude oil prices in the next week or so. Now located just SE of LA, moving slowly. W 4 mph, 50 mph. could strengthen per WGN.

Current: 80F, 29.98, rising.

Posted by: El Bombo | August 3, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

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