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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 07/28/2010

PM Update: Heat's back for short stay

By Ian Livingston

Storms tomorrow? String of 80s after

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Our friend, the 90+ day, has returned! Ok, maybe it's not that exciting. Partly-to-mostly sunny skies during the day and a south wind pumping in high humidity have reminded us that summer still has a way to go before it's over. Fortunately, this stretch of higher heat will be relatively short lived and includes some cooling rain chances.

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Through Tonight: There could be an isolated shower or storm this evening somewhere. Otherwise, it's a warm and muggy one as temperatures fall back through the upper 80s heading into sunset. With dew points near or past 70, we'll be limited on how much we can drop overnight. So, look for readings in the low-and-mid 70s most places.

Tomorrow (Thursday): We'll start off on a warm note and depending on sunshine we see, we should run at either the low-or-mid 90s for highs. A cold front, which should kick off some showers and storms, will be moving into the area by afternoon. We're not expecting a repeat of Sunday, but it's quite possible a few storms could be strong to severe before things tend to quiet down during the evening.

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By Ian Livingston  | July 28, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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Can we talk about wind on Friday and Saturday? NWS marine forecast says North winds 5-10kt on Friday, but East winds at only 5kt on Saturday (ugh). If correct, I need to start planning now to play some serious hooky on Friday afternoon. Would CWG concur that any decent breeze is more likely on Friday, and Saturday probably not a good bet for wind? Thanks!

Posted by: --sg | July 28, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Nice little cell just popped up over NW Montgomery. I hope it just sits over my house for an hour.

Posted by: MKadyman | July 28, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Lots of "heat lightning" out there tonight.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | July 28, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

No such thing as "heat lightning". You are seeing a thunderstorm at a great distance.

Posted by: MKadyman | July 28, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

I know that ;-)
That's why I put the quotes!
Alas the t-storm appears to have fizzled. That's all for tonight folks......tune in tomorrow for the daily metro area t-storm lottery.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | July 28, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

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