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    Weekend Cooler for Northeast

    August 17, 2012; 7:14 AM ET

    Friday 9 a.m.

    Ahead of a cold front, temperatures will soar toward 90 degrees from Baltimore to Philadelphia, and will approach 90 in New York City and Boston. However, behind the front, the afternoon temperatures will be 10-15 degrees lower for all of those places this weekend. The cold front will sponsor some showers and thunderstorms as it cuts into the warm air.

    Tomorrow looks like a nice day from the Great Lakes into the Appalachians, with afternoon temperatures in the 70s. If you are going camping, keep in mind nighttime temperatures will sink into the 40s at relative low spots in the Appalachians and into the 50s in the suburbs of the big East Coast cities.

    This video has more:

    Suppose you're planning a wedding for 4 p.m. tomorrow just north of Philadelphia. Do you need a tent in case it rains? These maps show predicted rainfall between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT tomorrow from the same model. One version was the 8 p.m. run from last night (left) and the second was from the 2 a.m. run. One shows rain and the other doesn't. Best advice? Play it safe and plan for the chance of rain. (And yes, my wife and I will be at that wedding (Congrats Matthew and Suzy!).

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