THIS EVENING: Hot & Humid, Stray Evening Storm. Temperatures Falling Into The 80s.
OVERNIGHT: Mostly Clear & Muggy. Lo 78.
WEDNESDAY: Hot & Humid, Stray Evening Storms. Hi 96. Heat Index Values at 100-105°.
Today was the hottest day of the summer thus far with feels-like temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees. A few showers popped up this afternoon, and one or two may linger into this evening, mainly over the higher elevations. It will be very warm and muggy again tonight with temperatures struggling to drop below 80 for most of the night.
Wednesday will offer a slightly better opportunity for storms by evening as a front that’s been parked west finally approaches. With lots of heat and humidity around along with some wind shear, a few storms may be strong, mainly north of Harrisburg. The primary threat is gusty winds around dinner-time. Additional clusters of storms are expected to cross Thursday as the front hangs out nearby. The increase in cloud cover and rain showers will finally put an end to our heat wave with highs back down into the mid-80s.
The holiday weekend appears to be unsettled, but by no means a washout. Friday will feature a few showers as the initial front pushes east of our area. An upper-level low will be parked over us for Saturday, allowing for additional scattered showers to pop-up during the afternoon. Latest trends suggest the entire storm system should pull east of the Mid-state by Sunday, which means the 4th of July should be mainly dry. It will be noticeably cooler this weekend with highs struggling to reach 80 degrees. We’ll warm right back up and turn humid early next week with a few pop-up storms Monday.
-Meteorologist Adis Juklo