Saturday night weather forecast

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Saturday (July 11) is now the hottest day so far in 2020. We reached a high of 97!

Scattered thunderstorms expected late tonight. A few storms may be severe, bringing large hail and damaging winds. Behind the storms, Sunday will be a touch cooler with a northwest breeze. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.  That is it for heat relief. Temps begin to climb once again on Monday. By midweek, highs will be in the mid to upper 90s with heat index values above 100. Each afternoon, there will be a slight chance of a t-storm but most will stay dry.

Comet C/2030 F3 (NEOWISE) has brightened to the point of being naked-eye visible… if the weather cooperates! Here are some tips for catching a look the next few days.

•Look low on the north-northeastern horizon
•Best visibility between sunrise (~2 hours before sunrise) and about an hour before sunrise
•The comet will be lost in the brightening sky as sunrise draws nearer
•The clearer your northeastern horizon, the earlier you’ll spot the comet, and the brighter it will be.

Also, be aware of light pollution sources. Viewers to the south and west of the metropolitan area are going to have a bigger challenge seeing the comet than those on the north and east because of light pollution.

-Chris Higgins @fox2ch

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