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Showers and storms return Friday afternoon, looking nice for holiday weekend

After a little break in the storminess Thursday, it's back to tracking storms on Friday. But the weather improves in time for weekend plans.

On this pre-Independence Day forecast, we have the opportunity for some strong storms later today.

There’s a lot of heat and humidity to play with, and they will combine to destabilize the atmosphere later this afternoon.

That means scattered showers, downpours, and perhaps a few strong or severe thunderstorms.

Highs today, with the clouds and rain, will struggle in the low 80s

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The good news? This passing disturbance brings us a less hot and less humid forecast for Saturday - perfect to celebrate America’s Birthday.

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Chances of rain return Sunday , and the heat is back for next week as well.

Stay cool, stay dry, and stay safe today! From, Meteorologist Matt Scott.

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After the holiday weekend, all signs are pointing to a hot stretch of weather, with plenty of 80s and 90s on tap for next week. A big ridge in the jet stream builds in (think of it as a bubble of hot air) over much of the country, so we won't be the only ones sweating!

FORECAST DETAILS: 

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, Scattered PM showers, storms. High: Low 80s.

TONIGHT: Rain done. Lows: Mid 60s

JULY 4TH: Sunny, some clouds, Isolated shower. High: Mid 80s

SUNDAY: More heat, humidity, Isolated-PM-shower. High: near 90

MONDAY: Passing shower. High: 80s

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. High: Upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny hot. High: near 90.

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