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Cold front behind rain expected to reduce temperatures, humidity

June 12, 2012

An upper-level weather system ahead of a cold front left 0.72 inches of rain in Hagerstown on Tuesday, weather officials said.

Most of the rain had moved through the area as of 4:30 p.m., said Heather Sheffield, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va.

At that time, more showers and thunderstorms were moving through West Virginia, and a 50 percent chance of rain was still in the outlook for Hagerstown, Sheffield said.

But the weather system causing the rain was expected to be past Hagerstown by 10 p.m., Sheffield said.

The cold front behind the rain is expected to drop temperatures to the high 70s by Thursday, according to the weather service. The forecast for Wednesday is a high of 81 degrees.

The cold front is also expected to reduce the humidity, Sheffield said.

— Dave McMillion

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