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Beautiful Weather to Overtake Great Lakes, Northeast This Week

12 Aug 2014, 8:20 pm

Historic flooding inundated Detroit, Mich. on Monday and Baltimore, Md. on Tuesday. But don’t worry, residents in the Great Lakes region and the Northeast, will have unusually nice weather on for the next few days.

The nice weather is working its way from west-to-east (you’re already seeing that great weather in Minnesota and down through Oklahoma), a big dome of high pressure will usher in cooler than average temperatures for this time of year over the next two-to-four days with comfortable humidity levels and little to no precipitation.

A huge swath of the country, including the East Coast through the Great Lakes and into a good portion of the deep South, will be under the influence of this high, leaving many of you enjoying dry and unusually cool mid-August weather. With highs not projected to climb above 85 anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line over the next few days and only perhaps a few degrees above that south of that, temperatures will range about 5-10 degrees below normal across this portion of the country.

That cool air has reached as far down as even Dallas, where highs were only in the low 90s today (average high: 97). Chicago, Minneapolis and Nashville are already in the cooler airmass and Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and New York City will begin enjoying this nicer weather by later Wednesday and in through the rest of the work week and into the start of the weekend.

It’s certainly no polar vortex, but perhaps it’ll save you a few bucks on your energy bill this month as air conditioning needs decrease. And most importantly, the cool, dry air will just simply be pleasant to go outside into over the next few days. Enjoy!

Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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