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Rapid rain, soon sunny

Another burst of storms is set to dump rain on Cambridge on Thursday before following up with some warm, sunny weather. Beware of localized flooding (even if you’ve passed your swim test)! In a couple days, consider taking advantage of the sunny weather to study outside with friends, or take a walk along the river, or enjoy some watermelon slush, as we savor the last of our summer warmth and transition into the swing of classes. 

Further down the east coast, Tropical Storm Mindy is projected to travel over Florida, in the latest of this year’s destructive hurricane season. As the east coast deals with excess moisture, the west coast continues to battle drought conditions and wildfire. California’s Dixie Fire is approaching two months without containment, affecting the air quality of locations as far as the East Coast.

Extended forecast:
Today: Showers likely and a thunderstorm or heavy rainfall possible. Patchy Fog. High near 75°F (24°C). South winds around 10 mph.
Tonight: Heavy Rain and thunderstorms likely before 1 a.m. Patchy fog possible in the evening. Low around 64°F (18°C). Winds in the west around 7 mph.
Friday: Mostly Sunny with a slight chance of showers after 1 p.m. High near 74°F (23°C) and low near 57°F (14°C).
Saturday: Sunny and mostly clear, with a high around 74°F (23°C) and a low around 63°F (17°C). Winds around 9–10 mph in the west, turning southwest in the evening.
Sunday: Sunny, then partly cloudy. High around 81°F (27°C) and low around 65°F (18°C). Southwest winds around 8–15 mph.