Rainy Monday for Central PA - abc27 WHTM

Rainy Monday for Central PA

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It's been over two weeks since widespread rain moved through the region. That all changes Monday. A strong cold front, coupled with minimal influences from what is left of "Karen" down in the Gulf of Mexico, will move into the Commonwealth with a few showers by dawn. Monday will feature periods of rain, with even a few strong thunderstorms possible and heavy downpours into the afternoon. Temperatures will hold steady in the 70s with mainly cloudy skies. Rainfall totals will come in around 1" region-wide. Some may see a little more, some a little less, depending on where the downpours last the longest. There are no flooding concerns given the recent dry-spell.

The bulk of the rain should kick out of the region Monday night, with clearing skies overnight, and temperatures falling back to near 50. The humidity will depart, and the temperatures will return to seasonal levels with sunshine for the middle part of the workweek.

There are some forecast models trying to develop a coastal storm by Friday and Saturday of the upcoming week. At this point, the models are rather inconsistent, but it's worth watching for those that have outdoor plans late in the week.

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