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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Forecast: More 80s ahead, with plenty of clouds around and some chances for rain as well

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny. Shower late? Mid-80s to near 90. | Tonight: Evening shower? Variably cloudy. Near 70 to mid-70s | Tomorrow: Most cloudy, showers and t’showers possible. Mid-80s. | Sunday: Partly sunny. Upper 80s to low 90s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

I am a fan of these clouds, are you? Keeping the dog days of August more “reasonable.” Heat in the foreseeable future should stay under triple digits, and mugginess — reflected in high dew point readings above 70F — may give us a few hours’ respite here and there this weekend. Take it where we can get it, right? Looks like I can take a small break from my usual super sunny-weather mantra. But, WEAR SUNSCREEN, at least.

Today (Friday): Feels decent thanks to a few morning clouds, ushered in by a light easterly breeze off the bay & ocean. It’s still pretty darn humid though. Eventually skies should clear somewhat, enabling the sun to warm us into the mid 80s to near 90. If clouds stick around longer than I currently expect, temperatures could be held back in spots — even into the lower 80s. Would you complain though, really? We’ll need to watch for increasing clouds again late and maybe even some showers approaching by evening. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: It could be decent, despite some cloud cover and the outside (20% chance) shot of a shower or two. Try to “enjoy” the lows in the upper 60s (far suburbs) to low-and-mid 70s. Potentially a bit dank-feeling, but at least we are getting a small break from recent warmth and there will be a breeze, right? Confidence: Medium

Keep reading for the forecast through the beginning of next week...

Tomorrow (Saturday): Peeks of sunshine through the mostly cloudy skies increasingly likely set off showers and thundershowers as the day progresses. During the afternoon there’s about a 40-50% chance of rain. Highs may struggle to climb upward through the mid-80s, probably unable to threaten the 90-degree mark. Our southerly breeze, which you might feel during the day, is responsible for high dew point numbers higher, making it feel rather uncomfortable. Confidence: Low-Medium

Tomorrow night: We may see some lingering showers, maybe a storm too; otherwise, I would expect very cloudy skies. The chance of rain remains at about 30-40% along with warm low temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s. Should I be happy it will be below 80? I guess. Confidence: Medium

Sunday: The most challenging forecasting day of the weekend, I believe the only quasi-certainty is muggy, unstable air. This “bubbly” air should rise with any peeks of sunshine and pop up a few showers and storms (25-35% chance). Mainly in the afternoon. Temperatures may bolt upwards, highly sensitive to the quantity of sunshine. Upper 80s to lower 90s seem likely, but we could broil up toward the mid-90s with lots of sun. Confidence: Low-Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Sunday night: It remains warm but not as hot as, well, those July low temperatures. I think we could see low-to-mid 70s in most spots. Perhaps upper 70s downtown, if we have persistent cloud cover — which I’m currently not expecting, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Confidence: Low-Medium

Monday & Tuesday should be, well… hot. What’s new, right? Monday may be the hotter of the days, in the mid-to-upper 90s, with Tuesday probably being “cooler”, in the 90-95 degree range. I think summer casual dress codes at your office will be taken FULL advantage of, with these temps. Dog days of August? Pretty much. Conditions looks to be nice n’ muggy, with perhaps a 15-25% chance of showers each day. Confidence: Low-Medium

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