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Summer Put on Hold Through the Weekend for Much of the Eastern U.S.

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Just when those in the eastern half of the U.S. settled into the heat and the humidity of the summer, cooler and less humid air is making its way into the region. This cooler weather pattern will linger into next week, also bringing the chance of sporadic rain showers and thunderstorms to many locations over the next several days. Here is what you need to know about this change.

Summer Briefly Put on Hold in Eastern U.S. With Arrival of Cool Front

Summer is going to be put on hold throughout the eastern U.S. as a cool front tracks through the region to end the week and into the weekend. While the front will exit quickly, the cooler air will stick around into the start of next week. What will be most noticeable in some areas will be the drastic drop in the humidity levels. Even the typically humid Southeast will enjoy some of this relief.

The change in the air temperatures is already being felt in the Upper Midwest. For instance, the temperature dropped to near 60 degrees in Minneapolis on Wednesday morning. This was about 10 degrees cooler than what the Twin Cities recorded at the same time Tuesday. Dew points came in about 15 degrees lower, indicating a drop in the humidity. Dew points demonstrate the temperature in which the air is at 100% humidity. This means that a greater difference in temperature readings when compared to dew point levels feels less humid.



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