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Weather: Dennis the Menace

By VÉronique Bugnion
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- While Dennis is keeping the population from Florida to North Carolina on its guard and surfers there happy to battle with the waves and riptide currents, the weather in Cambridge today promises no such excitement. The humidity which made yesterday’s weather reminiscent of the summer’s worst days began to fall last night, today should therefore be a very pleasant day, sunny and warm.

The cold front which is currently stretching from the Great Lakes into Quebec will begin to affect our weather this evening. Clouds will move into the area along the frontal boundary before being gradually pushed away by a north-westerly flow on monday. No precipitation is expected but the temperatures will drop significantly during the night and will not manage to creep up much above 70 degrees (21°C) on Monday.

Dennis strengthened on saturday with winds up to 100 mph (160 kmh), its central pressure continued to drop and the storm is now organized around a visible eye. It is now expected to become a class III hurricane before making landfall. Hurricane Cindy does not pose the same threat to land as Dennis, but it is the second hurricane of the season having reached Class IV intensity, with sustained winds of 140 mph (220 kmh).

Today: Mostly sunny, high 75°F (23°C) to 80°F (26°C)

Tonight: Partly cloudy, low in the 50s (10 - 15 °C)

Monday: Cooler, high around 70°F (21°C), few clouds