Another scorcher Thursday with just a stray PM storm possible

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A better chance for storms by the weekend...

THIS EVENING: Stray Storm, Mainly West Of Harrisburg. Temperatures Dropping Into 80s. Winds: Light.

OVERNIGHT: Partly Cloudy, Muggy. Lo 74. Winds: Light.

THURSDAY: Hot, Humid, Stray PM T-Storm. Hi 93. Winds: Light.

Today we made it into the low to mid 90s but it felt much hotter at times thanks to the humidity. We’re still watching for a couple showers or storms to develop over the Cumberland Valley this evening, but most places will get by without any rain tonight. It will be very muggy with overnight lows only dropping into the mid-70s.

Thursday will offer another chance for a stray afternoon storm or two, but with not much of a trigger, most places will stay dry. The heat continues with highs again expected to reach the low to mid 90s. A cold front will approach from the north Friday, offering a better opportunity for storms by the afternoon. This front will linger nearby for the duration of the weekend, continuing storm chances even through Monday. It won’t be raining at all times, but any storm that pop could be heavy and slow-moving. Clouds and showers will drop us back down into the 80s this weekend, but the humidity doesn’t really back off until next week.

There are hints that a cold front will cross next Wednesday, which would finally give us a break from the heat and relentless humidity. The tropics are heating up and there’s potential for a storm to head into the western or northern Gulf by next Tuesday, but given the weather pattern that will be over us, it is unlikely we’ll see much tropical rain as far as the eye can see.

-Meteorologist Adis Juklo

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