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    Cooler Air Spreads From the Great Lakes Into the Northeast

    July 28, 2014; 7:13 AM ET

    Monday morning

    This video shows why cooler air is coming to the Northeast (with the exception of some coastal spots where the westerly winds will be a bit warmer than the ocean winds were during the weekend).

    This map shows the pressure analysis for the Northeast and Great Lakes. The gusty flow on the west side of the low pressure (where the lines are closest together) area adds a real autumn feel to the air.

    Thunderstorms were widespread yesterday and last night as near-ground air was warm and humid while the air aloft was cooling.

    More than 184,000 lightning strokes are plotted.

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