Scattered showers and a few storms for Thursday

Forecast

More typical summer heat for the rest of the week...

THIS EVENING: Scattered storms to the north. Warm and humid.

OVERNIGHT: A stray shower. Low 74.

THURSDAY: A few showers, chance of an afternoon or evening storm. High 88.

Storms were focused across much of the mountain region this evening. Parts of Mifflin, Juniata and Snyder counties received some much needed rain. Showers and storms will continue in this region late this evening.

Thursday provides the best chance for showers and storms this week. A cold front will be draped across Pennsylvania Thursday, leading to additional showers and storms during the afternoon. Severe weather is not a big threat, but gusty winds are possible under the strongest storms. Brief downpours are possible, but with more progression to storms tomorrow, that will limit any excessive rainfall threat. By Thursday night, the track of Elsa becomes more relevant as it races through the mid-Atlantic. At this point, it appears we will miss out on the tropical rain, with the best chance for more direct impacts closer to the east coast.

The cold front will finally cross the Mid-state Friday, but it will be close enough to keep the chance for a few afternoon storms in the forecast. By Saturday, we get a much needed break from the humidity and worst of the heat. That won’t last long as the heat and humidity returns next week along with daily chances for spotty storms.

-Meteorologist Adis Juklo

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