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Rainstorms usher in cooler temps

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Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 3, 2011

After a passing low pressure system brought thunderstorms and torrential downpours to our area yesterday evening, a cooler air mass is now settling over the region. The cold front with which yesterday’s storms were associated has brought an end to the uncomfortably hot temperatures of the past few days. Instead, a more pleasant weather pattern will be in place for the remainder of the week, with overnight lows in the mid 60s, and afternoon highs in the mid to upper 70s. Skies will be mostly sunny, and an afternoon seabreeze will keep things from getting too hot.

Meanwhile, the weather is considerably less pleasant in the Caribbean, where tropical storm Emily has become the fifth named storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season and is expected to strike the island of Hispaniola later today. The storm could affect the east coast of the United States by the beginning of next week.