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Scattered Strong Storms Again This Afternoon

| 6:27 am June 17, 2016

JUNE FRONT APPROACHING: Hot, humid weather continues across the great state of Alabama today, and again we will deal with scattered strong storms this afternoon in scattered spots with a surface front approaching from the north. SPC has a “marginal risk” of severe storms defined for most of the state…

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Main window for stronger storms will come from 2 until 7 p.m… and like yesterday, storms will be capable of producing strong winds and some small hail. Temperatures reach the low to mid 90s by mid-afternoon.

THE WEEKEND: Drier air enters the state tomorrow; best chance of showers will shift down into South Alabama; the northern counties of the state should be dry with a high in the upper 80s. Sunday looks very nice, with ample sunshine, lower humidity, and a high between 86 and 89 degrees. Cooler spots could easily reach the 50s early Sunday morning.

NEXT WEEK: The weather looks generally dry Monday and Tuesday with afternoon highs around 90… scattered showers and storms returns Wednesday through Friday, but nothing too widespread. Low 90s are likely on those three days; the most intense heat in the nation will remain well to the west of Alabama. see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: The guys at the National Hurricane Center are watching a weak low pressure area that could drift into the Bay of Campeche early next week, but development doesn’t look especially likely. The rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet.

AT THE BEACH: About 5 to 7 hours of sunshine today from Gulf Shores to Panama City Beach with scattered storms; over the weekend we expect increasing amounts of sunshine and fewer showers. Most of next week should feature routine summer weather with a good deal of sunshine each day with widely scattered storms. Highs in the upper 80s along the immediate coast, with low 90s inland. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

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Strong Storms Possible Over North Alabama Tonight

| 3:17 pm June 15, 2016

AT MID-AFTERNOON: It is fairly quiet across the great state of Alabama after a big batch of morning rain and storms that moved through western and central counties. Tuscaloosa measured 1.32″, and radar suggested some places near the Tuscaloosa/Greene county line could have received over three inches of rain.

Due to the lingering clouds, temperatures are only around 80 degrees across the central counties of Alabama.

TO THE NORTH: A disturbance is triggering strong to severe storms over northern Tennessee, and those storms will enter North Alabama this evening. SPC now has the northwest corner of the state in the standard “slight risk” of severe weather tonight, with a “marginal risk” down to Birmingham and I-20.

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The main threat with the storms early tonight over North Alabama will come from strong, perhaps damaging straight line winds. The storms will weaken as they move south of U.S. 278 and into more stable air over Central Alabama.

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: The heat returns; mid 90s are likely both days with a partly sunny sky. Showers and storms will be fewer in number, but where they form, they could pack a punch with potential for a wet microburst or two since the air will be very unstable during the afternoon hours.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Dry air rolls into the state, setting up some great weekend weather. Expect sunny days, clear cooler nights, and lower humidity Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. Cooler spots could easily reach the 50s early Sunday morning.

NEXT WEEK: The weather looks generally dry Monday and Tuesday with a slow warming trend; we will be back in the low 90s by Tuesday afternoon. A few scattered showers and storms return Wednesday through Friday, but it doesn’t look like anything widespread, and highs will be in the low to mid 90s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: NHC continues to monitor low pressure near the Yucatan Peninsula; some slow development is possible around the Bay of Campeche this weekend, but global models really don’t show much. The rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet.

AT THE BEACH: About 5 to 7 hours of sunshine tomorrow and Friday from Panama City Beach over to Gulf Shores with a few scattered thunderstorms. Then, for the weekend, mostly sunny weather is likely Saturday and Sunday with only isolated showers or storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s on the immediate coast, with 90s inland. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

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Some Early Morning Thunder

| 6:15 am June 14, 2016

RADAR CHECK: We have some big, loud early morning storms around the Birmingham metro early this morning producing heavy rain and lots of lightning…

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An upper trough, and the associated cold air aloft, will bring scattered to numerous showers and storms to Alabama through tomorrow. We still can’t promise rain for everyone, but many communities will see a heavy downpour or two along the way. And, it won’t be as hot today because of the clouds and showers… many places will stay below 90 degrees this afternoon. Low 90s are likely tomorrow afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds along with the scattered thunderstorms.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: We note SPC has a “marginal risk” of severe weather defined for much of Alabama Thursday…

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Showers and storms should actually be less numerous on Thursday, but we project a high in the mid to upper 90s, and this will heat make the air very unstable. Storms that form Thursday afternoon will have potential for wet microbursts. And, of course, all summer storms pack gobs of lightning. Remember, if you hear thunder, you are close enough to be hit by lightning. That is the time to get inside.

Friday will be another hot, humid day with the risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”. And, again on Friday storms could pack a punch with a surface front approaching. Temperatures will rise well into the 90s again Friday afternoon.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: We have a pleasant airmass change coming; drier, continental air will enter the state, setting up a very nice weekend. Look for sunny days, fair cooler nights, and lower humidity Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the 80s both days, and some of the normally cooler spots could reach the 50s early Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: Heat and humidity levels will rise as the upper ridge builds again. Highs mostly in the 90s, and beginning Wednesday we will bring back the risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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TROPICS: All is quiet and tropical storm formation is not expected this week across the Atlantic basin.

AT THE BEACH: About 5 to 7 hours of sunshine along the coast from Gulf Shores to Panama City Beach through Friday with the daily risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms. The weekend will feature sunny weather Saturday and Sunday with only a slight risk of shower. Highs will be in the upper 80s on the immediate coast, with 90s inland. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

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Hot, Humid, Afternoon Storms

| 6:29 am June 13, 2016

SUN, HEAT, STORMS: A pretty classic summer weather pattern will continue across Alabama thorough mid-week. A moist, unstable airmass is parked over the state with dew points around 70 degrees early this morning. Although there is nothing on radar early this morning, we will see developing showers and storms in scattered, random locations this afternoon as temperatures near 90 degrees. Chance of any one spot getting wet is about one in three, and some of the storms will be strong. In fact, SPC has a “marginal risk” of severe storms defined for parts of West and South Alabama this afternoon…

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For a reminder of how it works on summer days like this in Alabama, see this essay.

TOMORROW/WEDNESDAY: These two days should offer the highest coverage of scattered showers and storms thanks to a weak upper trough approaching Alabama from the west. Still, it won’t rain everywhere, but most communities stand a good chance of getting some rain at times. Best chance of showers and thunderstorms will come during the afternoon and evening hours, but we can’t rule out a late night or morning shower. The high both days should be in the 88-91 degree range with a mix of sun and clouds away from the storms.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: There should be a decrease in the number of showers on these two days as the upper ridge begins to rebuild, and heat levels will creep up. Expect highs in the 91-94 degree range with only widely scattered afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms and a pretty decent amount of sun both days.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Global models show a drier, continental airmass dropping into the state this weekend, and this ideas suggests mostly sunny weather Saturday and Sunday with lower humidity, cooler nights, and no afternoon showers or storms. Highs should be somewhere between 85 and 90 degrees both days with ample sunshine. Cooler spots could reach the 50s early Sunday morning.

NEXT WEEK: Dry air stays in place Monday and Tuesday, followed by increasing heat and humidity levels later in the week with the risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: All is quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the week across the Atlantic basin.

AT THE BEACH: We project about 5 to 7 hours of sunshine each day this week from Gulf Shores to Panama City Beach; scattered showers and storms remain possible on a daily basis. Highs will be mostly in the 80s, with low 90s possible inland. The sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 84 degrees. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

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Wet At Times This Weekend

| 3:23 pm June 3, 2016

RADAR CHECK: So far most of the showers and storms today across Alabama have come over the far northern counties, over the Tennessee Valley…

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We will maintain the risk of a few scattered showers and storms tonight as the upper trough over Texas gets closer. Temperatures this afternoon are very close to 90 degrees in most spots.

THE WEEKEND: The upper trough will bring scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms statewide tomorrow and Sunday. The rain won’t be continuous, but if you have something planned outdoors, just understand a shower or storm is possible at any time. The sky will be occasionally cloudy, and the high will drop into the mid 80s. Some places could hold in the 70s all day Sunday where showers form early in the day.

SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe storms Sunday for areas along and south of I-59…

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Some of the storms Sunday could produce small hail and gusty winds. Rain amounts over the weekend will average one inch, but some places will get more where heavier downpours develop.

NEXT WEEK: Dry air moves in Monday, and the northern half of the state will be dry with a good supply of sunshine and lower humidity levels. And, at this point it looks like the dry air will stay in place all the way through Friday with sunny days and clear nights continuing. We could see a few mornings with lows in the upper 50s. A rare chance to go five days in June without “scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms”.

TROPICS: Bonnie has become a tropical storm again, east of the Outer Banks of North Carolina… but it will dissipate over the open Atlantic this weekend as it moves east.

A tropical low in the Gulf of Mexico could become a tropical depression Monday; it will move into the northern part of the Florida Peninsula (not the panhandle) late Monday night and early Tuesday, and the main issue will be heavy rain for places like Tampa, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Orlando, Fort Myers, and Daytona Beach.

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If you have a trip planned to Disney World, this is just a one day rain issue the rest of the week will be mostly rain-free across Central Florida. And, the tropical low won’t directly impact Alabama or the Gulf Coast, but rip tides are possible Monday and Tuesday at places like Gulf Shores and Destin.

GULF COAST WEATHER: About 4 to 6 hours of sunshine tomorrow and Sunday along the Gulf Coast from Gulf Shores east to Panama City Beach with the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Then, next week looks great with mostly sunny days and fair nights. Highs generally in the 80s. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

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Showers/Storms Increase Tomorrow/Sunday

| 6:27 am June 3, 2016

UPPER LOW APPROACHING: On the maps this morning, there is a well defined upper low over Texas, and that feature is drifting eastward. For today, the weather won’t change much across Alabama with a mix of sun and clouds and the risk of scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. The high today will be close to 90 degrees.

But, the coverage of showers and storms will increase tomorrow and Sunday with the approach of the upper low. Understand the rain won’t be continuous, but a shower or thunderstorm is possible at any time over the weekend. And, temperatures will trend downward thanks to the clouds and showers; the high both days should be in the mid 80s.

Rain amounts should average around one inch, but your total could vary due to the scattered nature of the summer showers and thunderstorms. And, we note SPC has a “marginal risk” of severe weather defined for the southern two-thirds of the state Sunday; a few storms there could produce small hail and gusty winds.

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NEXT WEEK: Dry air returns to the northern half of the state Monday, and the entire week looks mostly rain-free with sunny days and fair nights. Humidity levels will be lower over the first half of the week, with cooler nights. Some places could reach the 50s early Tuesday. Then, heat levels will rise later in the week. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

AT THE BEACH: Mostly sunny weather is the story today for the Gulf Coast from Panama City Beach over to Gulf Shores with only isolated showers; scattered showers and storms will be more active over the weekend, but we expect about 4 to 6 hours of sunshine both days. Then, next week looks mostly rain-free with a good supply of sunshine each day. Highs will be mostly in the 80s. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

TROPICS: Tropical Depression Bonnie is in the Atantic east of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and is moving eastward across open water. It should dissipate over the weekend north of Bermuda.

Next week, a tropical low is forecast to form over the Gulf of Mexico; there is very good model agreement making for a high confidence forecast. The low will move into the Florida Peninsula, near or north of Tampa, late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The main impact will be heavy rain for the peninsula, places like Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, and Daytona Beach should get a good soaking Monday night into Tuesday.

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Understand this is just a one day event; if you have a trip planned for Disney World you will deal with rain on Tuesday, but the rest of the week will be dry with a good supply of sunshine each day. And, this will have no impact on Alabama or the Central Gulf Coast other than rip tides in coastal waters Monday and Tuesday.

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Showers/Storms Increase This Weekend

| 3:24 pm June 2, 2016

RADAR CHECK: Another afternoon of random, scattered showers and thunderstorms in a hot, humid airmass over Alabama. The most numerous ones are north of I-20 at mid-afternoon…

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These storms will fade later tonight.

TOMORROW: Not much change. Mixed sun and clouds, scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. The high will be close to 90 in most communities.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: An upper trough approaching from the west will bring an increase in the number of showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday. Just a limited amount of sun both days, and temperatures trend downward due to clouds and showers. The high Saturday will be in the mid 80s, followed by low 80s Sunday. Some spots could hold in the 70s all day Sunday.

Rain amounts will still be pretty variable due to the scattered nature of the heavier storms, but most communities should see 3/4 to 1 inch of rain… it will be our best rain event since early May. I would not call the weekend as a total “wash-out”, but if you have something planned outdoors, be ready for a passing shower or storm at any time.

NEXT WEEK: Dry air moves down into the state Monday, and for now the week looks mostly rain-free. Expect lower humidity and cooler nights for the first half of the week; many places could see lows down in the 50s early Tuesday. But, heat levels creep up again later in the week. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

BONNIE LIVES AGAIN: Bonnie is now a tropical depression again near the Outer Banks of North Carolina with sustained winds of 30 mph… it will move east into the open Atlantic in coming days, and should dissipate early in the weekend.

GULF SYSTEM EARLY NEXT WEEK: Global models are still bullish on a tropical low forming in the southern Gulf of Mexico Monday. The upper trough over the eastern U.S. should push this into the Florida Peninsula Tuesday…

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This scenario will set up a one day heavy rain event for places like Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Jacksonville. The good news is that the trough will push the system away from Florida Tuesday night, and the rest of the week looks mostly dry. And, this will not directly impact Alabama or the Central Gulf Coast (places like Gulf Shores and Destin). The only issue will be rip tides on Tuesday for the Alabama coast. See the Weather Xtreme video for more details.

AT THE BEACH: Expect a good supply of sunshine along the Gulf Coast from Panama City Beach over to Gulf Shores tomorrow with only isolated showers. Scattered storms will be more likely over the weekend, but we still expect 4 to 6 hours of sunshine both days. Then, next week looks great with generally dry weather on the coast Monday through Friday. Highs will be in the 80s most days. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

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Storms Tonight; Dry Over The Weekend

| 3:22 pm May 20, 2016

THIS AFTERNOON: A couple of large thunderstorm masses have moved over the Gulf Coast over the past 18 hours, disrupting the flow of moisture up into North and Central Alabama, and producing a rather chaotic wind field across the state. Accordingly, showers so far have been light and scattered. But, showers and storms will increase over the next few hours with the approach of a low pressure wave and upper trough.

SPC has a “marginal risk” of severe storms defined for North Alabama over the next few hours; storms that form will be capable of producing some hail and strong, gusty winds…

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Showers and storms this evening will be scattered in nature, so rain amounts will be variable. Average totals will be close to one inch, but some spots will see more, some less. Showers and storms should be mostly over by 10:00 p.m.

THE WEEKEND: We could see a lingering stratus cloud deck tomorrow morning, but the sky becomes partly to mostly by late morning. Sunday will feature sunshine in full force and lower humidity…. the high both days will be pretty close to 80 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: Looks like the warmest week so far this year with highs rising into the 87-90 degree range by Wednesday as an upper ridge takes over. There could be a few isolated afternoon showers late in the week, but nothing heavy or widespread. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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AT THE BEACH: After a very stormy day today, expect mostly sunny days and fair nights tomorrow through early next week from Panama City Beach over to Gulf Shores; great weather for the rest of the Hangout Music Festival after a wet start. Highs on the immediate coast will be close to 80 degrees. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

REGIONS TRADITION: Mostly sunny and warm weather at Greystone tomorrow and Sunday with afternoon highs around 80 degrees. A great weekend for golf. Get more information about the tournament here.

SEC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Coming up at the Hoover Met May 24-29… the weather looks pretty good during the tournament; there could be a few isolated afternoon showers toward the end of next week, but nothing widespread. Heat levels crank up with afternoon highs in the 87-90 degree range on most days. Get information about the big event here.

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I had a great time today visiting with the 3rd and 4th graders at Hamilton Elementary School in Marion County… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News! My next Weather Xtreme video will be posted Monday morning by 7:00 a.m… Brian Peters will have the video updates tomorrow and Sunday. Enjoy the weekend!

Rain/Strong Storms Tomorrow

| 2:28 pm May 19, 2016

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today; I am live from the third annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event at Railroad Park in Birmingham on ABC 33/40 News at 4, 5, and 6. This is an event designed to raise awareness about domestic violence**

QUIET AFTERNOON: As expected, this has been a dry day for the northern half of Alabama; with a good supply of sunshine temperatures are close to 80 degrees in most spots. But, clouds will increase tonight, and a few showers could form after midnight as a warm front moves northward from the Gulf Coast.

ACTIVE DAY TOMORROW: SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe storms for most of the state…

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While morning showers are certainly possible, it continues to look like the main threat of heavier storms will come during the afternoon and evening hours. The latest model data shows the highest instability across the southern half of the state…

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Some of the storms over Alabama tomorrow afternoon could produce hail, and gusty straight line winds. The tornado threat is very low, but not zero.

The core threat of strong to severe storms will come from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Most all of the rain should be out of the state by midnight.

Rain amounts will average one inch; your total could vary.

THE WEEKEND: Dry air returns, with mostly sunny days and fair pleasant nights. Looks like highs this weekend will be in the low 80s.

NEXT WEEK: The weather will remain warm and dry Monday, but moisture levels will slowly rise through mid-week, with a few “widely scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms” possible Tuesday through Friday. Highs will be in the 80s.

REGIONS TRADITION: The Regions Tradition continues at the Greystone Golf and Country Club through Sunday… Rain and storms are likely tomorrow; it won’t rain all day, but there could be a few strong storms involved during the afternoon hours; temperatures won’t get out of the 70s due to clouds and rain. Then, expect a beautiful weekend with ample sunshine Saturday and Sunday along with highs in the low 80s. Get more information about the tournament here.

SEC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Coming up at the Hoover Met May 24-29… the weather looks warm and dry Tuesday, then we will mention the risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms” for the rest of the week and the weekend, pretty typical weather for late May in Alabama. There could be a rain delay or two along the way, but at the moment we don’t see anything to suggest especially widespread rain. Highs will be in the 80s. Get information about the big event here.

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Storms This Evening; Drier Air Arrives Tomorrow

| 3:28 pm May 12, 2016

RADAR CHECK: Scattered showers and strong thunderstorms continue across North/Central Alabama this afternoon…

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Heavier storms have produced small hail, but they have been well under severe limits so far. SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe weather for North Alabama this evening…

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With weak dynamic support and marginal instability values/lapse rates, severe weather shouldn’t be much of an issue, but we could see a few more reports of small hail and gusty winds. Showers and storms will end from northwest to southeast tonight as a cold front passes through and dry air moves in.

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Sunny pleasant days, clear cool nights. The high tomorrow will be close to 80, followed up upper 70s Saturday and mid 70s Sunday. The latest GFS suggests we could see lows in the upper 40s as far south as Birmingham early Sunday. Humidity values will be low all weekend.

NEXT WEEK: Monday looks warmer and dry; seems like the best chance of showers and storms will come on Wednesday and Thursday with a weak front just north of our state. Severe weather potential remains low… see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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AT THE BEACH: A few scattered showers and storms are possible tomorrow from Gulf Shores to Panama City Beach, otherwise mostly sunny days and fair nights through early next week. Highs around 80 on the immediate coast, with mid 80s inland. The sea water temperature this afternoon at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 79 degrees. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

REGIONS TRADITION: The Regions Tradition will be held this year at the Greystone Golf and Country Club May 18-22… looks like a risk of showers and storms Wednesday and Thursday (May 18-19), followed by drier weather Friday and over the weekend (May 20-22). Highs will be in the 80s. Get more information about the tournament here.

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