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Muggy conditions expected; storms possible

By The Associated Press Published: August 15, 1997 12:00 AM

The National Weather Service says a moist air mass will be in place across the state tonight and conditions will be on the muggy side.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible as an upper air disturbance progresses across the area. Overnight lows will be around 70.

It will be breezy and very warm Saturday as a southwest flow continues to bring warm, moist air. With the atmosphere remaining unstable, a few thunderstorms may occur in the afternoon. Highs will be around 90.

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An area of showers and a few thunderstorms, triggered by an approaching warm front, gradually spread from southwest to northeast during the early morning hours in Ohio. This activity reached the Columbus area by 5 a.m.

Elsewhere, skies were generally cloudy with light showers in a few locations. Temperatures overnight ranged from the upper 50s in the Youngstown area to the low 70s across southwest Ohio.

The record high temperature for today at the Columbus weather station was 95 degrees in 1944. The record low was 43 in 1964. Sunset will be at 8:29 p.m. Sunrise Saturday will be at 6:44 a.m.

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