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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, July 9, 2020:

Today:

Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 84. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south after midnight.

Highs are forecast to rise sharply at the end of the week, peaking on Sunday in the mid-90s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1819 Birth of Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine.
  • 1850 U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies in office at the age of 65. He is succeeded by Millard Fillmore.
  • 1861 Confederate cavalry led by John Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Kentucky.
  • 1943 American and British forces make an amphibious landing on Sicily.
  • 1971 The United States turns over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.