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Posted: Aug 28, 2014 5:38 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
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Thursday will be similar to Wednesday. Expect early sunshine and warmth to blow up some afternoon clouds which will squeeze out a couple of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will get to the lower 90s before any rain begins.

Overnight, the activity will diminish per usual and lows will stop in the low 70s.

Hurricane Cristobal was positioned about 650 miles to the southwest of Nova Scotia as of 4am Wednesday. The storm is packing winds of 75mph with a minimum central pressure of 985mb. Cristobal is moving northeast at 29mph and should continue to accelerate to the northeast over the next 48 hours with little change in strength.

There are two other disturbances being watched by the National Hurricane Center-both looking highly unlikely to develop beyond a cluster of showers and thunderstorms. One is actually the upper level disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico that brought Monday's showers and storms to Southeastern Louisiana; the other is near the Lesser Antilles. A much impressive looking wave that will need monitoring is expected to push off the African coast later this week.

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