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Excessive Heat May Be Gone, But Thunder, Lightning Could Hit Region This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch alerting people that lightning could start new fires.

It could be a lightning kind of weekend in Gig Harbor and other parts of Puget Sound.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for the region for this weekend. Temperatures won't hit 90 degrees like they did Thursday, but there is an increase chance of lightning and thunderstorms.

"Given very dry fuel conditions," the NWS warns, "lightning has the potential to start new wildfires."

Here is the forecast for Gig Harbor through Monday night:

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 88. Light west wind.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

Saturday: Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. South southwest wind 11 to 14 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

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