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York Catholic High School sophomore Joe Miller tries to cool down during a break at Monday's football practice. Today, a thunderstorm is expected to move across the area bringing with it cooler weather.

Air conditioners across York County will likely get a bit of a break from working overtime this week.

A cold front is moving into the area today, likely bringing a summer-style thunderstorm this afternoon, said Josh Newhard, a meteorologist for State College-based AccuWeather.

The storm won't likely be as intense as those that have hit the region in recent weeks, Newhard said.

A tropical storm that's hitting Florida today won't likely impact this area, he said. As the storm, named Fay, entered the south it weakened, and winds aren't strong enough to push it far enough north that it would be a concern for York County.

"Once the storm gets over Florida, it's going to sit down there and meander for a few," he said.

The storm is expected to be a hurricane by the time it reaches Florida with winds up to 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

York City native Troy Staley, who now lives in Florida, is gearing up for the storm. He has purchased extra gasoline for cars and the generator in anticipation of a power outage. He expects there to be flooding and lots of debris to clean up.

But no matter what happens, Stanley said, he and his family won't let it keep them from coming to the area for their annual visit to the York Fair.

"We'll board up the shutters for when we come up," he said. "We do that every year in case something happens."

The remainder of this week in York County should be mild for this time of year.


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Daytime temperatures should hover in the low- to mid-80s, and nighttime temperatures will be in the mid-50s, Newhard said.

The humidity is also expected to be relatively low for this time of year, he said.

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