Though the sun was still brightly shining (and the heat is oppressive) outside my house at 1 p.m., I could hear the thunder rolling and darkness creeping in.
Your updated forecast:
According to the National Weather Service, here is the forecast for 10522 for:
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a slight chance of showers after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. North wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
A chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Residents are urged to secure loose items in their yards, stow umbrellas, and ensure drains and downspouts are clear of debris. Remember if you can hear thunder you are close enough to be struck by associated lightning. Be mindful of weather conditions and take shelter in a sturdy structure is the weather conditions warrant such action.
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