Crews work on Memorial Bridge. (John Sonderman/Flickr)

Clouds became more numerous through the day, but they weren’t enough to keep temperatures from rising into the 70s across the region. That’s still a bit on the above-normal side when it comes to highs this time of year. Those clouds are in advance of another storm system that promises some rain through tomorrow.

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Through tonight: A couple of hit-or-miss showers are around this evening into the overnight. Most spots are dry most of the time, but you could see enough rain pass to wet the ground. Temperatures settle to a range of mid-50s to about 60 for lows. Winds are light and variable.

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Tomorrow (Friday): We may have some showers around in the morning, but anything significant holds off until the afternoon. Strong to severe storms may pass from about 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. or so. We’ll narrow that and offer more details tomorrow. Highs are mainly in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Winds are out of the south around 15 to 20 mph ahead of the storms.

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A slight risk for severe storms is in effect for Friday from Washington toward the south and east. The rest of the region is under a marginal risk. (Storm Prediction Center)

Friday storms: The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for a big chunk of the region tomorrow. This is a level two out of five for them on the storm severity scale. It seems the main time for storms is in the afternoon to perhaps early evening. “Damaging wind appears to be the main threat, but isolated tornadoes are also possible,” the SPC writes.

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