Showers overnight, warm and muggy Tuesday

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Warm and humid for Tuesday before a mid-week cool down...

EVENING: Showers with some embedded thunderstorm. Temps in the 60s.

TONIGHT: Scattered showers early, cloudy and mild overnight. Low 62.

TUESDAY: Warmer and muggy, stray afternoon/evening thunderstorm. High 83.

Much of Monday was cloudy with very light showers. As we move into this evening, an area of rain will track through the Midstate through 9pm. There is a chance for a few embedded storms, however, most area will see a steady rain. The rain will taper to showers early tonight, with stray showers and muggy conditions overnight.

By Tuesday afternoon, highs push back into the 80s, and it will start to feel more humid. A cold front will approach Pennsylvania from the west, but the front has trended slower as of late which means lift appears weak during the day. So while plenty of instability will be available, only spotty coverage of storms is expected during the afternoon with a slightly better chance for rain and storms during the overnight and early-day Wednesday. The front will cross the Mid-state by Wednesday afternoon, bringing in cooler air by night.

The end of the week will turn cool again as a big dip in the jet stream sets up over the northeast US. Thursday will be dry but cooler with highs in the upper 60s. A Nor’easter will spin-up along the mid-Atlantic coast next Friday, but guidance continues to indicate most rain staying southeast of the Mid-state. Still, we’ll have some showers and it will be cool to start next weekend with highs struggling to reach the lower 60s. It will turn breezy on Saturday, adding to the chill. Another area of low pressure will approach on Sunday, bringing a chance for rain by the afternoon as highs stay in the 60s.

-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder

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