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A hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico helped ease local temperatures earlier this week.

Hurricane Dolly, downgraded Thursday to a tropical storm, dumped rain across the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida.

And the good news for Demopolis? A 15-degree temperature change, the National Weather Service stated. And the outlook is the same for much of the next week.

After a Thursday high of 96 degrees, afternoon showers dropped the temperature to a tolerable 81. But thousands of miles away, the storm left damaged property and lives.

Dolly dumped as much as a foot of rain in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and brought 100 mph winds, the Associated Press reported.

A remnant on Thursday blew several roofs off houses and businesses on San Antonio’s south side, about 300 miles northwest of where the storm made landfall. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The last hurricane to hit the U.S. was the fast-forming Humberto, which came ashore in southeast Texas last September.

The busiest part of the Atlantic hurricane season is usually in August and September. So far this year, there have been four named storms, two of which became hurricanes. Federal forecasters predict a total of 12 to 16 named storms and six to nine hurricanes this season.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offered the following forecasts for the next several days:

Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Increasing clouds, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 97. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 96.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.