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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 08/03/2012

PM Update: Muggy with late day storm chances this weekend, especially Sunday

Another day of sweltering heat is in the books. We managed to log our 24th day at or above 95, ahead of any other year on record as of this date. The weekend weather is to closely resemble the weather of the last two days: hot, hazy, humid and with late day storm chances. The storm chances Saturday are slight but ramp up Sunday as a cold front approaches.

Through Tonight: Isolated storms are possible (20 percent chance) through 10 p.m. or so capable of producing a quick drenching and even some small hail. Otherwise, it’s partly cloudy and warm, with lows from the upper 60s in the cool spots to the mid-to-upper 70s downtown.

Saturday and Saturday night: Patchy morning fog evolves into hazy, partly sunny skies. It’s hot, with highs in the low-to-mid 90s which feel more like 100 factoring in the humidity. Isolated showers and storms start popping in the afternoon - odds are around 20 percent. Winds are from the south at 5-10 mph. Storm chances dwindle in the 8-10 p.m. timeframe. It’s muggy overnight, with lows 68-77 (suburbs-city).

Sunday: Partly sunny, hot and humid, with highs in the low-to-mid 90s once again. Storms may (30-40 percent chance) fire up in the late afternoon and evening, with the higest odds north of D.C. A few storms could be severe.

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