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It will be a little more humid today with highs in the mid to upper 80s.  We will see a mix of clouds and sunshine, with more clouds south of I-64.  There is a chance of some isolated afternoon thunderstorms.   You may also notice haze again today.  This is due to smoke blowing in from some forest fires in northern Canada.

A few storms are possible tonight as it stays humid with lows 65°-70°.  A series of disturbances will work through the area over the next couple of days.  While no entire day will be a washout, clusters of showers and storms will be around Friday and Saturday, possibly producing locally heavy rainfall.  It will be more humid with highs in the low to mid 80s.

The chance of rain decreases a bit Sunday into early next week, with just the chance of a few scattered storms each day.   It will be muggy with highs in the mid 80s Sunday, near 90° Monday, and in the low to mid 90s heading into the middle of next week.

In terms of the tropics, we continue to monitor a strong disturbance east of the Lesser Antilles.  This could strengthen into a tropical depression or tropical storm over the next few days.  You can keep tabs on it by using our CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.

For sky watchers, if you are out after dark, your chances of seeing meteors streaking across the sky will be increasing over the next several days as we enter the Perseid meteor stream.  The shower will not peak until August 11-12, but a full moon will wash out all but the brightest meteors in that time frame.  The best viewing will likely be in the first week of August, but a few bright fireballs will be visible during the next few nights, and the mostly clear skies we have will be ideal for viewing.

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