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Weather: Weather

Blame it on the Rain

By Greg Lawson
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The grey skies today will most likely bear rain this afternoon as the warm front finally passes by. The lower level humidity and heat will have made the atmosphere unsettled enough to spawn showers and possibly thunderstorms throughout the area. The rain will end in the late evening and we will be left within a warm, sticky air mass. Friday night will be without rain, but it won't feel too dry with temperatures and dew points both in the high 60s and possibly some fog. Saturday will be hot and muggy with temperatures in the upper 80s. There is a chance of afternoon showers again which would help cool things off. In any case, a cold front passing nearby will eventually lower the temperatures and humidity. Look for Sunday to be pleasant and drier with scattered clouds. Beyond that it becomes a question of Hurricane Dennis. There is still big disagreement on what Dennis will do, although most models agree it will graze the NC coast -- what it does beyond that is still in question. Some have him plowing up in to New England others have him safely blown out to sea.

What is clear is that he will encounter the strong westerly jet and cooler, dry air mass south of New England. How they interact is not so clear. But for now we’ll be optimists and say early next week looks good.

Today: Cloudy skies bring late afternoon showers and/or thunder

storms. Light southeasterly winds. High 76°F (24°C).

Tonight: Rain will end late evening. Warm, moist, foggy night.

Low of only 69°F (21°C).

Saturday: Warm and muggy. Partly cloudy. Chance of late after

noon showers. High 88°F (31°C). Low 65°F (18°C).

Sunday Outlook: Clearer skies, drier air, and pleasant temps in

the high 70s (25-27°C).