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FORECAST: Highs to be in mid-90s before cooldown

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FORECAST:

  • A cold front is on track to push through Thursday afternoon.
  • A pop-up shower is possible.
  • Highs on Thursday will be in the mid-90s before the cooldown starts.
  • Friday’s high is expected to be in the low-70s.
  • Highs on Saturday will be in the upper-70s and on Sunday, upper-80s.
  • More mild conditions are in store next week.

HURRICANE FIONA:

Hurricane Fiona threatened to strengthen into a Category 4 storm Wednesday as it lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands and was forecast to squeeze past Bermuda later this week.

The storm was blamed for causing at least four direct deaths in its march through the Caribbean, where it unleashed torrential rain in Puerto Rico, leaving a majority without power or water as hundreds of thousands of people scraped mud out of their homes following what authorities described as “historic” flooding.

Power company officials initially said it would take a couple of days for electricity to be fully restored but then appeared to backtrack late Tuesday night.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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