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With heat index forecast near 100 Friday, some Baltimore County schools to close

Baltimore County's 37 schools without air conditioning will be closed on Friday because the heat index is forecast to approach 100 degrees.

A recently adopted county policy requires those schools to close when the heat index is forecast to reach at least 90 degrees.

The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in the lower 90s and high humidity by early Friday afternoon.

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Cooler temperatures in store for this week

Expect a break from last week's heat and humidity as a cold front sweeps through. Highs are forecast in the low to middle 80s for Monday and Tuesday. That's nearly a 10 degree different from the heat wave felt last week.

"It will be a relief for everybody," said Matt Elliott, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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Downpours Wednesday send more than 200,000 gallons of rainwater, sewage into Baltimore's harbor

More than 200,000 gallons of rainwater and sewage overflowed Wednesday night downtown at West Saratoga Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Department of Public Works said. The rainwater and sewage washed into storm drains then into Baltimore's harbor.

Downpours Wednesday night caused the overflow near where a sewer collapsed in July.

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Monday's downpours send nearly 40,000 gallons of rainwater and sewage into Jones Falls

More than 38,000 gallons of sewage and rainwater overflowed into the Jones Falls after Monday night's downpours, the Department of Public Works said Wednesday.

The rainwater and sewage came from an overflow at North Charles and West Lanvale streets near The Charles theater. The overflows were designed more than 100 years ago as part of Baltimore's outdated sewer system.

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Tropical Storm Fiona forms over central Atlantic

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fiona has formed over the central Atlantic, becoming the season's sixth named storm.

The storms maximum sustained winds Wednesday are near 40 mph (65 kph). Fiona remains over open waters and is not currently a threat to land.

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Severe thunderstorm warning issued Sunday night

The National Weather Serve said a severe thunderstorm with the potential to cause 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail is moving through the area Sunday night.

Parts of Baltimore, Arundel and Howard counties as well as Baltimore city are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 8:45 p.m.

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