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Nicondra: Slight break in oppressive heat

There were a few showers around this afternoon with some lightning pushing through parts of St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. Any heavy storms could help with temperatures, but the showers will be few and far between as slightly drier air is settled in place behind the frontal boundary that moved through yesterday. The drier air is also keeping heat indices in check across the north shore in particular.

A big difference from what the Saints get to work with in Baltimore. They are seeing highs in the upper 80s and temperatures by game time will be in the 70s. By the end of the game they will be looking at some 60s.

We will start to see some breaking of our oppressive heat into the weekend with the upper high pushing even more west and the opportunity for more rain over the weekend with a low retrograding across the area.

Most rain will subside later in the evening and we will end up with mostly clear skies much like last night. The mostly clear conditions allowed a view of the Perseids meteor shower. You've got another chance tonight.

Look for partly cloudy to mostly clear skies, warm conditions and little moonlight. Friday will be another hot one, but rain chances increase moving into the weekend and the beginning of next week.

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