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Storm chances increase; stellar weekend ahead

Only two more days of tropical weather before a breath of fresh air arrives on Friday.

Get ready for another tropical, Florida-like day. A few thunderstorms can't be ruled out through the day with high temperatures in the 80-85 degree range. Storms will move from south to north and cover about 30-40% of the area through the day. 

While the past few nights have been dry, we will have a few isolated storms roaming the skies tonight into the wee hours of Thursday. Temperatures will fall to 65 degrees by morning.

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More numerous rains and thunderstorm activity can be expected on Wednesday with highs in the middle 70s. 

A cooler, drier air mass is expected for Friday-Sunday. Look for highs in the 72-77 degree rang with overnight lows in the 50s. 

A very warm pattern may take shape by the end of next week.

-Meteorologist Eric Sorensen