10:45pm UPDATE

The storms that moved through the Midstate are now weakening. Many reports of torrential rain and frequent lightning were reported in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. We are receiving reports of widespread wind damage over eastern Juniata and Perry counties. Please use extra caution if traveling in these areas.

Rainfall reports of 1 to 2 inches were common under these storms, leading to ponding of water. We still have some areas without power and some are not expected to be restored until later tonight or early Friday morning.

Sunny skies will greet us for Friday, but we still keep the heat and humidity through Friday afternoon.

A shot of much more comfortable air is coming for the weekend with humidity sharply dropping off by Saturday. In fact, this upcoming weekend looks absolutely stellar! Highs on both days will be in the mid-70s. Temperatures start to bounce back next week with highs returning to the upper 80s again by Tuesday.

-Meteorologists Eric Finkenbinder