Storms ending, more heat and humidity for Tuesday

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Continuing to play the rainfall lottery each day...

THIS EVENING: Storms ending. Temperature Falling To 80 By 10pm.

OVERNIGHT: T-Storms Die Down, Partly Cloudy, Muggy. Lo 74.

TUESDAY: Hot & Humid, Stray PM T-Storm. Hi 90.

*SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH in effect until 11pm for Dauphin, York, Lancaster, and Lebanon counties*

Storm development has been limited so far locally, but as outflow from storms in eastern PA moves west, this should trigger scattered storms in the Mid-state. The greatest risk for severe weather will be east of I-83, where more organized storm activity is expected. The greatest threat will be from hail and damaging wind gusts, though training of any storms will also result in prolonged downpours. Showers and storms should dissipate by 10pm, with mainly dry weather expected overnight into first thing Tuesday.

Spotty showers and storms can be expected through mid-week, with not much of a threat for organized or strong storms. Highs will remain in the low 90s with humidity levels becoming near oppressive as dew points remain near 70.

The longest streak of 90-degree heat on record is 11 days, and we may challenge that as 90 degree+ heat likely continues right through the end of this week and next weekend. As a trough begins to develop over the Mid-Atlantic next weekend, storm chances will increase and highs may cool off by a few degrees, though it will remain hot and humid. We’ll see if we can break/tie the heat streak, but right now, it’s looking like we could get close! Stay tuned and stay cool of course!

-Meteorologist Adis Juklo

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