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Hot and humid with a few storms this weekend

Today & Tonight:  The oppressive heat and humidity continue today with partly cloudy skies and a few spotty showers/storms this afternoon.  Any storm will likely be a slow-mover and heavy rain will fall.  There could be some ponding of water on area roadways.  The storms will also produce a lot of lightning.  Remember if you hear thunder, go indoors!  Highs will be in the lower 90s, but it will feel like 100-105 at times. 

Very warm and muggy weather will greet us tonight with a few clouds and a 10% chance for a coastal shower.  Lows will fall to the mid to upper 70s. 

Weekend Forecast:  The weekend will continue to be hot and humid with a few showers (20%) on Saturday.  However, there will be a better chance (40%) for rain and storms on Sunday.  Again, any storm will produce heavy rain, frequent lightning strikes and be a slow-mover.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the mid to upper 70s each day.  Try to keep cool!

Tropical Outlook:  The tropics are quiet this weekend and no tropical development in the Atlantic is expected.

Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall last night on the Big Island of Hawaii with winds around 70 mph.  Heavy rains and gusty winds will continue today as it moves off to the west and weakens. 

Hurricane Julio is forecast to get a little stronger over the next 24 hours before it starts to weaken again.  It is forecast to move just north of the Hawaiian Islands Sunday/Monday.  This will bring some large waves and some rain to the Island Chain. 

Have a good weekend and stay cool!  -Dave


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