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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Forecast: Rains push south and high heat stays away, but humid

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny, humid. 87-92. | Tonight: Fair and mild. 68-72. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, slightly less humid. 86-91. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

After terminating the 90+ streak Wednesday, we have a chance to remain below that threshold for the next three days. The problem is we can not buy rain these days. If the rain eludes us this weekend, we will slip back into drought conditions. More, the dry soils tack on some extra heat during the day and do nothing to cut down on the humidity. However, slightly drier air will visit tomorrow and make summer a good word again.

Today (Thursday): The sun returns and with it warmer temperatures. A light breeze from the northast tries to push in slightly cooler air but humidity remains noticeable. Clouds bubble up in the afternoon but shower chances are almost nil. Highs today range from the upper 80s to lower 90s. Confidence: High

Tonight: Evening readings slip through the 80s but 70s don’t take hold until late night. Winds are nearly calm and skies are mostly clear. Lows range from the upper 60s to lower 70s. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Friday): High pressure remains in control and this helps to push humidity level and dew points down a few notches. Skies should be a little bluer and temperatures a little more comfortable. Breezes are barely felt. Highs range from the mid-80s to lower 90s. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: The evening is worth getting out to see. With the lessened heat, readings should be slipping more quickly into the upper 70s. Stars should be twinkling as showers remain far from the region. Overnight lows reach the upper 60s to lower 70s. Confidence: High

A LOOK AHEAD

Saturday sees breezes start to pick up from the south again and the humidity begins another upward climb. A cluster of thundershowers is likely to approach from the Midwest but knowing our luck the best of the activity will pass to the north. Rain chances are rated no better than 30% for the afternoon and evening. Clouds should at least hold highs back to the mid-to-upper 80s in most locations. Lows should be in the low-to-mid 70s. Confidence: Medium

Sunday presents a real forecast challenge as the atmosphere should be conducive to some pop up thundershowers in the afternoon but some sinking motion will work against it. Given our proclivity for dryness this season, the rain potential holds at 30%. Humidity is plentiful and temperatures should climb notably. Highs should reach the low-to-mid 90s. Evening temperatures slowly fall through the 80s. Lows range from low-to-mid 70s. Confidence: Medium

Monday is a whole lot of the same with plenty of humidity, increasing clouds and a 30% chance of showers. This seemingly has no impact on temperatures which are happy to push back up to the low-to-mid 90s. Confidence: Low-Medium

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