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Forecast: Steamy, Sunny Skies Have Returned

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We've got an oddity on tap for today. For the first time in more than two weeks it is going to warm into the upper 80s, and perhaps even hit 90 this afternoon. The warm weather is coming on the heels of a cold front passing through the city last night. That seems contradictory, but the air at the leading edge of the arriving high pressure is sinking from above and when air sinks it gets compressed and heats up. So, expect lots of sun, highs ranging from near 90 west of the city to the mid 80s east of us, and humidity steadily dropping through the day. Tomorrow won't be nearly as warm, the high will be in the lower 80s, but it will still be sunny.

Hurricane Gert is a few hundred miles due east of Cape Hatteras this morning and heading northeastward. Although Gert will not pass anywhere nearby it is still strong enough to produce rough surf and rip currents at the ocean beaches in the city and on Long Island.

The weather gets much more active starting late tomorrow night. A storm passing through the Great Lakes will try to drag a warm front up along the East Coast. That's going to lead to a good chance of showers, and maybe a few scattered thunderstorms, on Friday. The best chance of rain looks to be on Friday afternoon. The clouds and rain will hold Friday's high to near 80.

Saturday looks to be warm and humid once the warm front passes through the area. Look for a few clouds early in the day and a high in the mid 80s. The trailing cold front passage late on Saturday will dry things out on Sunday and it currently looks like we will have clear skies for the eclipse on Monday.

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