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Pedestrian summertime weather to persist

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Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 1, 2012

This past July has been quite typical here in the Boston area. Based on the preliminary monthly climate report by the NOAA, the average July air temperature this year was 75.6°F, which was 2.1°F above normal. Total rainfall was 3.40 inches, merely 3 percent higher than the normal.

This typical summertime weather looks to persist for the rest of this week. There will be clouds today and tomorrow with about a 1/3 chance of rain each day. Highs today and Thursday will be in the mid 80s, which are only slightly above average for this time of year. Friday looks to be sunnier and warmer, with a high around 90°F. Temperatures should drop a little by the weekend as a few more clouds roll in.