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Warm weekend waiting

After enjoying some tame temperatures this week after a long stretch of oppressive heat and humidity, nicely not-too-warm weather will wind down the waning week. Highs in the mid 80s (°F) and lows in the mid 60s (°F) will be the forecast for every day, with a little chance of thunder showers this weekend. Basically, boring Boston summer sun.

In severe weather news, tropical storm Earl is, at the time of writing, making a run at Central America, with the National Hurricane Center expecting Earl to have a brief stint as a hurricane when it makes landfall in Belize. Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico will all be affected by the storm, which could bring 16 inches of rain in places. That will cause the danger of extreme flooding and mudslides, along with wind-caused downing of trees and property damage. Earl has already been reported as the cause of two deaths in the Dominican Republic.