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Humidity to Drop for Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis

The same cold front that has provided parts of southwestern Pennsylvania with dangerous flash flooding will provide Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis with less humidity. Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines said that Minneapolis should be enjoying a less humid day on Wednesday with Chicago and Detroit to follow suit by Thursday.

"It will feel like a breath of fresh air for a lot of folks," he said.

When dew points are in the upper 60s to 70s, people start to feel uncomfortable, Kines said.

Humid air has been the main story in the Northeast for days, so lower dew points behind the cold front will bring some relief.

"This is huge news for the eastern part of the country," Kines said.

However, the humid air will return by next week. Minneapolis can expect a rise in the humidity to return by the weekend with Chicago and Detroit following early next week.