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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Forecast: Sticky start to week, Tuesday rain, then drying out


Today: Partly sunny, hot, somewhat humid. 88-92. | Tonight: Humid, chance of showers/storms. 66-72. | Tomorrow: Showers and storms likely. 81-86. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


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The humidity is creeping up, but a cold front nudges it offshore before it reaches oppressive territory. That cold front may deal us substantial rains before it departs the first half of Wednesday. The second half of the week is mostly dry, with near average temperatures and a bit lower humidity.

Today (Monday): We stand a solid chance of hitting 90+ for the third straight day, although some increasing afternoon clouds may hold temps back in the upper 80s. Either way, the humidity is building to moderately high levels on winds from the south at 10-15 mph. I can’t completely rule out a late shower or thundershower (20 percent chance). Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: It’s a humid, muggy night with mostly cloudy skies. Showers and thundershower chances increase a bit to around 30 percent, but are more numerous towards the mountains and to the southwest. Lows range from 66-72 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): The most humid day of the week but not the hottest due to mostly cloudy skies. Some intervals of sunshine still enable to mercury to climb into the 80s and juices the atmosphere for some hefty showers and storms, possible at any time - but most likely in the afternoon and evening (80 percent chance). Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Showers and storms remain likely, especially through 1 a.m. or so. Late at night, lingering activity diminishes in coverage and intensity. Overnight lows range from 65-70 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High


Wednesday through Sunday, by and large, is a pleasant stretch. Tuesday’s rain-producing front and an associated area of low pressure hangs around close (just offshore) enough keep a shower/t’shower (20% chance) in the forecast, especially early in the period and in the afternoon/evening hours. For the most part, though, it’s partly sunny in the day and partly cloudy at night, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s and lows 57-66 (suburbs-city). Humidity levels are moderate. Confidence: Medium

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