TONIGHT: Mostly Clear, Seasonable. Lo 68. Winds: Calm.
MONDAY: Hot & Humid, A Stray PM Storm. Hi 94. Winds S 5-10 mph.
TUESDAY: Hot & Humid, A Stray PM Storm. Hi 94. Winds S 5-10 mph.
A few storms over the mountains have developed this afternoon, but not much has come through the Midstate. Instead, pristine blue skies and heat dominated the day. The humidity slowly climbed too with high temperatures near 90°. Look for a few storms over western parts of the viewing area in Mifflin, Juniata, and Perry Counties and possibly as far south as the Cumberland Valley. Otherwise tonight remains warm and humid with temperatures near 70° for Monday morning.
Monday and Tuesday will both feature a few afternoon storms, but with limited forcing, any storms that do fire would be brief and very spotty in coverage. As the humidity intensifies, heat indices (the feels-like temperature) will climb to near triple digits by Tuesday afternoon.
The sizzling heat lingers into the middle and end of the work week as a cold front slowly approaches from the west. With the approach of this front, storm chances will increase from Wednesday through especially Friday. While each day will feature scattered storms, no day will be a washout and we could actually use some rain again! After several days of heat indices near 100 degrees, it looks like another shot of refreshing air will move in next weekend behind the cold front.
-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso