Hottest stretch of the week starts Wednesday, watching for more storms

Forecast

Brutal heat and humidity lasts through Friday...

THIS EVENING: Scattered Showers, Storms Early. Temperatures Falling Into the 80s.

OVERNIGHT: Partly Cloudy, Muggy. Lo 74.

WEDNESDAY: Hot & Humid, Scattered Evening Storms. Hi 96.

We made it to 93 degrees today and at times it felt much hotter. Beneficial rain fell across parts of the area, and we expect additional showers and storms throughout the week. Any storms this evening should wind down by sunset with a very muggy night ahead.

A strengthening ridge of high pressure will intensify the heat through mid-week. Highs Wednesday and Thursday will be in the upper 90s, with an outside chance that some places reach triple digits. Either way, heat indices will top out between 100-105 each day. Much like today, some storms will develop Wednesday afternoon…with the highest chance for rain coming around dinner-time. Thursday will also feature the chance for a storm, but likely not until evening and mainly for areas north of Harrisburg.

A cold front will approach the Mid-state Friday, likely offering our best chance for storms this week. Friday will also be the last brutally hot day with more comfortable air moving in for the weekend. Highs Sunday will be in the 80s with much less humidity and lots of sunshine! Most of early next week looks quiet with highs near seasonable levels.

-Meteorologist Adis Juklo

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