News 2 Know: Storm damage seen in Bryan, Biden is in and more

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It’s Thursday, and it’s also National Telephone Day! There’s not really a connection to the telephone and today’s date, but it sure does play an important part in our daily lives. Maybe we can celebrate by skipping the text and, instead, making an actual phone call to someone.

Today’s Weather

After last night’s storms, look for lots of sunshine and low humidity. Temperatures will top out in the low 80s.

VIDEO: Britta Merwin has your forecast

Don’t forget! You can keep track of the radar and forecast throughout the day at or by downloading the Frank’s Free Forecast app.

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