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Afternoon Storms Return... "Safest" Weather Cities... Ca. Lightning Storms

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Updated: 8/29/2013 11:23 pm

Time for t'storms to return. A weak cool front combined with high humidity & typical sea breezes will ignite afternoon showers & storms Fri. which will continue through the holiday weekend. Storms will be heavy with local downpours, lightning & gusty winds. The stronger storms will generally move north to south while weaker showers will move west to east (due to low level flow). Expect similar conditions Sat.-Sun. but there will be periods of dry weather & temps. will be hot & humid. There will still be storms Labor Day afternoon but more widely scattered as temps. jump into the low to mid 90s. Get ready to sweat it out this weekend & -- remember -- if you hear thunder or see lightning, get indoors & wait at least 30 min. since the last clap of thunder before venturing back outdoors.

Lots of folks will hit the beach this holiday weekend.  Remember: "Avoid the Grip of the Rip" - click ** here **.

A real estate research firm has come up with a list of U.S. cities that are "least likely" to be destroyed by a natural disaster. 3 of the cities are in Ohio -- click ** here **.

An usual storm system/front for this time of year last week in California helped spark some of the wildfires that the state is now battling. Numerous lightning strikes ignited a number of fires -- click ** here ** for the story from the Los Angeles Times.

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