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Refreshing breeze brings coolest air in weeks

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A wind of change continues to blow across central Indiana today behind the first of two cold fronts. Temperatures are nearly 10 degrees cooler and most importantly the Muggy Meter is getting comfortable as dew points fall below 60 degrees.

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The second front arrives this evening with perhaps an isolated shower or sprinkle, but delivers our driest air since June 15th. You can open the windows and give the A/Cs a break tonight as lows drop into the 50s Thursday morning.

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Clouds and sun will battle for sky supremacy Thursday, and a breezy northwest wind ensures temperatures stay in the low to mid 70s… our coolest day in over two weeks.

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Heads up if you or someone know has holiday travel plans to the eastern seaboard for this weekend. Tropical Storm Arthur continues to strengthen and will likely reach hurricane status this evening. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the South Carolina coast and Hurricane Warnings for the outer banks of North Carolina. Arthur may be a strong Category One hurricane when it reaches the coast Friday.

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An upper level trough that’s delivering our cool down will ultimately steer Arthur away from the U.S. mainland.

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The core of Canadian high pressure arrives Friday morning and paves the way for a sunny 4th of July. Expect comfortable lows Friday again in the 50s which will be one of the cooler starts to a 4th in many years. Highs for the holiday will be pleasant in the 70s.

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Evening conditions will be ideal for fireworks Friday evening, as it will be clear with a light wind and temperatures in the 60s.

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The pleasant air carries over into the weekend, and we’re still expecting mostly sunny days and highs ranging from near 80 Saturday to the mid/upper 80s Sunday.

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