Today: High pressure builds in delivering partly sunny skies and dry conditions to the region. The humidity will remain low through the end of the week. Can't rule out a stray mountain shower, otherwise most stay dry.

Friday:  High pressure moves offshore and winds shift from the east. This will allow more clouds to move in and will keep temperatures below normal. The dry air will aid in big temperature swings. We'll go from the mid to upper 50s at night, to the low 80s during the afternoon.

Average highs during the month of August are in the mid 80s. We will remain slightly below that in the coming days. That will change next week.

This Weekend:  The weekend begins partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s. A disturbance will bring a slight chance of a few storms to the area, but they should remain isolated. Overnight lows will drop into the low 60s.

Next Week: Warmer temperatures return with afternoon highs in the upper 80s next week. The humidity will also make a comeback. We'll need to keep an eye on the tropics. "Erika" may become a player in the forecast late next week in the form of tropical showers.

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