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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 06/ 2/2010

PM Update: Feeling a bit like the dog days

By Ian Livingston

Hot on Thursday; Severe storms late?

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It's still pretty warm -- I guess that's the main story for the next few months though. Highs are reaching the upper 80s to near 90 this afternoon. Otherwise, it's not a bad day. Lots of sun, a bit lower humidity and something of a breeze are making things fairly comfortable for around here during the warm season. But humidity levels are about to rise again as the heat sticks with us. To top it off, we have the risk for significant thunderstorms tomorrow.

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Through Tonight: Under partly cloudy skies, temperatures slowly dip back into the low-or-mid 80s around sunset. Dew points will be back on the rise though, and that will help keep temperatures from falling too far. Lows drop mainly in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Partly to mostly sunny skies early gradually fill with towering clouds as the day progresses and highs reach the upper 80s to low 90s. We should have plenty of instability to work with thanks to the heat and high humidity. So thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon and evening, and we'll have to watch a "spark" in the way of a small upper-level disturbance that could make some storms severe.

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Upping the numbers: Folks along the coast may be convinced they should board up their houses and keep them that way throughout the entire hurricane season. Colorado State University forecasters issued an updated forecast today, raising their numbers for the Atlantic hurricane season. The new forecast calls for 18 named storms, 10 hurricanes and five major hurricanes. Their April prediction called for 15, eight and four respectively. Phil Klotzbach, one of the lead forecasters at CSU noted: "The probability of a major hurricane making landfall along the U.S. coastline is 76 percent compared with the last-century average of 52 percent." Read the full report.

By Ian Livingston  | June 2, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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Comments

Bet that we'll be having some wild n crazy skies tomorrow. The heat is on!

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | June 2, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

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