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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 05/ 5/2010

PM Update: Weather stays mostly pleasant

By Ian Livingston

Slight chance of showers late Thur; Mild through Sat

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Another day full of sunshine and low humidity has graced the area. Highs are now settling into the lower 80s this afternoon as a light wind from the south keeps the air mixed. If you are a fan of this stuff, there is at least a little more to come before we trend back cooler by Sunday. And as we get deeper into May, "cool" is all relative anyway...

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Through Tonight: Another fantastic evening is ahead as temperatures settle into the mid-70s near and after sunset. Heading into the night, skies may trend partly cloudy. It should be a little warmer than last night, with lows near 60 in the suburbs to the mid-60s downtown.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Mostly sunny skies early and variable clouds in the afternoon. Temperatures will be fairly similar to today with highs rising mainly into the lower 80s once again. It should stay dry across the majority of the area, but there is a slight risk of an afternoon shower. Winds likely gust from the northwest late in the day behind the front.

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Oil slick weather: Weather is expected to cooperate with efforts to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and calmer conditions should help keep the slick mainly offshore in the foreseeable future. Light winds from the south are helping keep seas fairly tranquil and waves currently around 2-4 feet are forecast to subside further over the next day or so.

By Ian Livingston  | May 5, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

Anyone planning Cinco De Mayo festivities outdoors tonight? Don't you agree the weather is pretty spectacular?? :)

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | May 5, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

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