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Dry, beautiful weekend ahead

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The weekend will be partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures at around 80 degrees. On Sunday, an area low pressure will slide to our south. The latest models indicate that we will get clouds associated with the system, but high pressure to our northeast should prevent any showers from getting any further north than 195 in New Jersey. If there was a choice to do all the outdoor activities, Saturday is definitely the better of the two.

For early next week, summer will make its return. It will gradually turn more humid and we may threaten 90 degrees for Wednesday. By the end of the week, temperatures will be go back down to the mid 80s.

Looking at the tropics, we are continuing to monitor the tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico. The Hurricane Center had lowered the odds of becoming a tropical cyclone to 40% within the next 2 days due to some wind shear.

Further out in the deep Atlantic, what was once Tropical Storm Erin had weakend to a Depression. The storm has entered an area with drier air aloft and relatively cooler waters preventing any strengthening in the near future. The Hurricane Center forecasts the storm will maintain its intensity as Tropical Depression as it moves westerly for the next 48-72 hours.