Pinpoint Weather: Summer heat returns this weekend, the Tropics get interesting

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Pockets of fog are possible this morning as plenty of moisture is around at the lower levels of the atmosphere. Expect the fog to be the most prevalent in the NRV along 77 and southern portions of 81. The fog should linger into the middle of the morning then yield to mostly sunny skies.

The day will be relatively quiet as the stormy weather is put on the shelf for a little bit. Not that there won’t be the chance for an isolated pop-up storm this afternoon, but the probability of precipitation is only about 20% today. The same goes for Sunday.

Tonight is also the full moon. The nickname for the August Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon as the large fish is plentiful and often caught this time of year in the Great Lakes.

The other noticeable feature of the day, and for that matter the rest of the weekend and early next week, will be the heat. Highs are slated to peak in the upper 80s to low 90s today and Sunday and then the highs remain in the 90s until at least Wednesday.

As for the tropics, Henri will be a hurricane today with the threat to impact Long Island by Sunday morning. This will be one of those rare instances when a hurricane makes landfall on Long Island. Storm surge may push water well into New York Harbor and the Island of Manhatten may be looking at some serious flooding.

Grace is our first Major Hurricane of the Atlantic Season obtaining Category Three status Friday night. This cyclone is pounding the central east coast of Mexico with sustained wind speeds around 120 mph.

Stay hydrated in the heat this weekend.

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