A few isolated showers and storms will continue through Friday afternoon, but most of the day will be dry. While Thursday's cold front starts to drop the heat today, it will still be humid. Highs will be in the mid and upper 80s with mostly cloudy skies.
Along with the cooler and less humid air blowing in from the north, so is the thick wildfire smoke from Canada. It stays with us through the weekend, greatly reducing the air quality at times. Everyone should limit time outdoors, especially any extended strenuous activities. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and younger kids should avoid any strenuous work or extended time outside.
Storm chances rapidly increase late this evening into the night hours Friday, especially along and north of I-80. Some of these storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds being the main concern. An isolated pocket of large hail or an isolated tornado can't be ruled out. The storms will weaken overnight as they drift south. These will be slow movers, so showers and storms will still be around Saturday morning along and south of I-80. This provides beneficial rain with some spots seeing over 2 inches.
We get drier Saturday afternoon with only a couple leftover spotty showers. Some late days sunshine will help warm us into the low 80s. While not as humid, it will still be muggy.
We stay in the low 80s Sunday with mostly sunny skies, but the humidity finally falls to a more comfortable level.
The next workweek starts in the low 80s with mostly sunny skies, and we only warm into the mid 80s by midweek.
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