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Heat and humidity dominates the week ahead...

TONIGHT: Storms Head East of the Midstate, Muggy. Low 74. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

MONDAY: Hot and Humid, Stray PM Storms. High 91.

TUESDAY: Hot and Humid, Stray PM Storms. High 91.

After a severe thunderstorm watch, severe thunderstorm warnings, and even a tornado warning in northern Dauphin County the rest of tonight will be much quieter and calmer. Lingering showers and storms will steam east of Lancaster County by 1AM. The last warning, a Flash Flood Warning for eastern Cumberland, southern Dauphin, northern York, and western Lebanon Counties will expire at 12:15 AM. Pockets of heavy rain triggered the Flash Flood Warning and some parts of eastern Perry County received 3 inches of rain! Flash flooding was also reported in flood prone areas of Harrisburg. Again the rest of tonight we will see any high water recede and much lower amounts of rain for extreme eastern parts of the viewing area as the line heads out.

This work week will feature plenty of what we’ve been used to…persistent heat and humidity. A Bermuda high will strengthen, keeping a southwest wind going into our area, with daily high temperatures expected to reach around 90 degrees. At times, heat indices will again push into the upper 90s. In terms of rain chances, the building ridge means storm development will likely be sparse but not negligible for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoon.

A cold front will approach the Mid-state by the start of next week, increasing storm chances a bit by next Saturday afternoon. In the meantime, expect hot days and very muggy nights with lows each day in the low to mid 70s!

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso

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