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Hot, stormy beginnings at the DNC

Posted: 9:16 AM, Jul 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-25 15:16:55Z

Any drama within the ranks of the Democratic National Party aside, this week in Philadelphia is off to a hot, stormy beginning.

Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories line the East Coast from North Carolina to Connecticut and everywhere in between.

Temperatures in and around Philly are going to flirt with 100, and the heat index will be well into triple digits.

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On top of that, a frontal system is expected to move through today, which is bringing not only thunderstorms, but the chance for a few severe storms too.

These thunderstorms are most likely to produce strong, damaging winds.

The rest of the week will still be hot with temperatures in the 90s, but the chance for thunderstorms is non-existent the rest of the week until late Thursday.

This forecast in Philadelphia almost mirrors the forecast Republicans dealt with in Cleveland last week for their convention, giving the appearance that Mother Nature is non-partisan — or maybe she's a member of the Green Party?

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