Heat continues Friday, with threat of strong storms

Boston MA- 4/26/18- Kids walk in a light rain toward the Mildred Avenue Middle School

Pat Greenhouse Globe Staff Kids walk in a light rain toward the Mildred Avenue Middle School in Mattapan Thursday

"Thunderstorms and significant rain are still in the forecast Thursday (May 3) through Saturday (May 5) when a series of low-pressure troughs and a cold front move across the state", according to LCRA meteorologist Bob Rose. The high will be near 83 with a south wind of 11 to 17 miles per hour, gusting as high as 32 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Tracking the chance for showers and thunderstorms into tonight.

Friday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 77, the weather service said.

While things have calmed down for the moment this late afternoon, we're not out of the woods yet.

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Even with showers before midnight, temperatures will go down to a low around 62, Friday night. Northwest winds 0 to 8 miles per hour.

Saturday, mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Sunday, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.

Thursday: Sunny with highs near 70° for the Snake River Plain.

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After climbing all the way to 89 degrees early Wednesday afternoon, the temperature is expected to reach 83 degrees in Providence with the possibility of thunderstorms on this Thursday, the National Weather Service said. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Cloudy, with a low around 56. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Low: 43. Day: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for afternoon/evening showers. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

Tuesday will be humid and windy with cloudy skies. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

The Lehigh Valley is in for another day of near-record heat, according to the National Weather Service.

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