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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/26/2009

Forecast: Sunny Again, Then Rain Chances Return

By Dan Stillman

Tropical Storm Danny could impact weather by weekend

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Today: Mostly sunny. Low 90s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Upper 60s to Low 70s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. 30% chance of p.m. storms. Mid-to-Upper 80s. | A Look Ahead


Today makes two in a row -- two straight days with tons of sun and virtually no chance of rain. Unfortunately, we can't offer you the same mostly sunny and totally dry forecast for tomorrow, Friday or the weekend (when you could probably use it most). In fact, confidence goes way down for the weekend forecast, pending the potential but uncertain influence of Tropical Storm Danny, now developing in the Atlantic.

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Today (Wednesday): Remember yesterday? That's today's weather, too. Just add a few more degrees. We're mostly sunny again with moderate humidity, a light breeze from the west/southwest and highs in the low 90s. UV Index will be way up there, so lather on the sunscreen if you're taking the day off to soak up some sun. Confidence: High

Tonight: No weather troubles to speak of tonight. Temperatures drop through the 80s this evening, on their way to overnight lows in the low 70s downtown, upper 60s in the burbs, under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend. Any questions we haven't answered about the forecast? Ask us in the comments section below....

Tomorrow (Thursday): After two mostly sunny and rain-free days in a row, a cold front stalled out nearby brings some modest changes to our weather. We're looking partly sunny Thursday with continued moderate humidity and highs mainly in the mid-to-upper 80s. Late afternoon and evening bring a 30% chance of some showers and thunderstorms. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow Night: Shower and thunderstorm chances persist around 30-40%. Otherwise, partly cloudy with lows in the 60s (suburbs) to near 70 in town. Confidence: Medium


Flow from the northeast or east means a partly to mostly cloudy and cooler Friday with increased shower and storm chances and highs probably in the low-to-mid 80s at best. Meanwhile, we'll be watching the progress of what is currently Tropical Storm Danny, which could be moving toward the Atlantic coast. Confidence: Medium

The weekend is a major wildcard. If the system that was recently named Tropical Storm Danny tracks close enough to the coast, then Friday night and Saturday could be cloudy, cool, rainy and breezy. If it stays far enough offshore, then we'll probably see more typical summer fare. Early signs are that the system may race to the northeast late Saturday, so that by Sunday we're left with a run-of-the-mill summer cold front, which could spawn some clouds, showers and storms of its own. Confidence: Low

By Dan Stillman  | August 26, 2009; 10:40 AM ET
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The tropical system still looks rather weak this morning.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | August 26, 2009 7:29 AM | Report abuse

Agree with Bombo. Try as they might, the TV weather mets have thus far failed to turn this into anything other than a very minor fish storm.

It's gonna race away and stay out to sea.

Posted by: ThinkSpring | August 26, 2009 7:43 AM | Report abuse

System is still rather weak, but it appears a low level center has formed. I'd say there's a pretty good shot it gets named today.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | August 26, 2009 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Tropical Storm Danny!!!

Posted by: Yellowboy | August 26, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Say hello to Danny.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | August 26, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Greetings from Calabash, NC (just north of Myrtle Beach, SC). We're monitoring Danny (and the CWG as well) from here, as we plan to travel back to VA on Saturday. The remnants of Bill made for some heavy waves on Monday! I'd say we had 5-6 ft waves at nearby Sunset Beach, NC (about 10 min from Calabash). Here's hoping for good weather the rest of the week and for the trip home. Hope you all are well. :)

Posted by: southbridgemom | August 26, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse


Play some golf and eat some seafood for those of us stuck up north!

Posted by: JJones-CapitalWeatherGang | August 26, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Got you covered. ;-) Hubby hit the links this AM, and we hit Broadway at the Beach yesterday. We're checking in regularly to keep on the safe side. Looks like we could be returning to questionable weather Saturday, but we know you'll have us covered...

Posted by: southbridgemom | August 26, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

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