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Spotty storms today, humid weekend with more storms possible

STORMS TODAY: A slightly less muggy morning start around 70-degrees again yields to partly-to-mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Highs reach the mid-80s. Spo...
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Day 1 Outlook

STORMS TODAY: A slightly less muggy morning start around 70-degrees again yields to partly-to-mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Highs reach the mid-80s. Spotty thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon. A few could be strong. Our western counties are technically in the most minimal of severe weather threat, barely. On a scale of 1-to-5, it’s a 1. However, expect mostly run-of-the-mill storms continuing into the evening time frame and potentially overnight as the stationary boundary nearby continues to lag over us heading into Friday.

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HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND: The latest forecast guidance suggests our stationary boundary continues to hang around, which means our Friday thunderstorm chance rises a little bit. These will be off-and-on continuing from Thursday night into Friday morning and the early afternoon. A more organized threat moves in Saturday with highs just shy of 90-degrees. Heat index begins to be a factor again, into the mid-90s. A few storms could be strong but not expected to be severe as of now. Stay tuned for updates. Popcorn thunderstorms (develop very quickly, strong, slow-moving and dissipate quickly) begin to be the norm on Sunday with highs in the low-90s and heat index values in the mid-to-upper 90s.

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STARTING NEXT WEEK: We keep the hot and humid air around for most of next week. Pop-up stray storms continue to be the norm with highs in the low-90s and morning lows rising into the low-to-mid 70s for mild, muggy and foggy mornings for the beginning half of next week. Stay hydrated and keep the FOX43 Weather App available for updates to your location.

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-Meteorologist Bradon Long