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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/16/2012

Forecast: A sun-filled weekend without much humidity


Today: Mostly to partly sunny. Near 80 to the low 80s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Upper 50s to mid-60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Near 80 to low 80s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


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The main story in the foreseeable future is that we’ll not have much of a shortage of sun. And as we get past the next several days, other big news items should be increasing heat and humidity. But before getting ahead of ourselves, we’ve got a stellar Saturday and likely the same for Sunday. In the end, a sweet weather weekend tends to make everything else a little better. Right?

Today (Saturday): We’ve got a magnificent Saturday upon us with mostly to partly sunny skies. When you match that up with highs near 80, or into the low 80s, and not much humidity, there’s little reason to stay inside. Light east winds continue around 5-10 mph. Confidence: High

Tonight: Another awesome evening is in the offing, and that leads to a rather pleasant partly cloudy to mostly clear night. By early morning, lows fall to the upper 50s in the cool spots to the low-and-mid 60s downtown. Confidence: High

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Father’s Day (Sunday): It still looks like we see a lot of sun for Sunday, but increasing cloudiness may encroach from the west as the day progresses. We might begin to notice that more readily in the afternoon in a cloudier scenario, or it could hold off until dark under a clearer one. Highs again head up to near 80 and into the low 80s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Increased cloudiness, along with showers and storms that fire to the west during the day, head this direction. The rain should be hard-pressed to pass the mountains, but if the storms are strong enough they just might. For now, a 20% chance of rain should cover it. Lows reach near 60 to the upper 60s. Confidence: Medium


Monday is perhaps our cloudiest day for a while, as a cold front washes out to our west and we sit on the nose of high pressure that’s building in. I don’t currently anticipate much (or maybe any) rain, but we’ll need to keep an eye on any t’storm complexes that develop to the west, so a continuing 20% risk seems warranted. With enough clouds, highs should struggle to get far into the 80s, but mid-80s are possible with extra sun. Confidence: Medium

By Tuesday, the hotter and sweatier weather pattern should be making itself known. With strong high-pressure building in aloft, clouds are at a minimum. We may get a 90-degree days streak started, as temperatures rise to highs near 90 or into the low 90s. Dew points in the 60s to near 70 sure won’t make it feel any better... Ahh, summer! Confidence: Medium

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