Next two days offer some storm chances, with Thursday looking like the most active day

Forecast

Cooler and nicer weather on tap for Friday and Saturday...

TONIGHT: Few Clouds, Stray Showers. Lo 70.

THURSDAY: Scattered Showers & T-Storms, Some Severe. Hi 87.

Today was a break from the heat with highs only in the low to mid-80s. The humidity has gradually climbed throughout the day, adding just enough fuel for showers and thunderstorms. So far this evening only a few storms have developed, and we do not expect many more. The strongest storm began over eastern Perry County and sank southward across the Susquehanna River toward Harrisburg and eventually to central York County where it turned into a severe storm. Briefly strong winds are likely responsible for wind damage in West York. Again the threat of any additional severe weather is low (the central York County was off on its own), but we will continue to monitor.

Tonight will feature a few clouds and a passing shower. Lows will be around 70°. A better chance for storms will come tomorrow as a stronger cold front moves through Central PA. It appears a morning round of showers with possible thunder will move through first, with some scattered t-storm development expected for the afternoon too. Tomorrow’s storms could be strong to severe locally with increased humidity ahead of the front. We will monitor the situation tomorrow, but don’t be surprised if it becomes an active day with watches and warnings. Highs will be in the upper 80s again Thursday.

Behind this front, conditions turn very pleasant this weekend! Each day will offer plenty of sunshine, seasonably cool temperatures, and low humidity. Highs will be in the lower to mid-80s from Friday through at least next Monday. Enjoy the comfortable stretch of weather! A weak front looks to cross through Sunday and Monday, but at this point, the forecast still favors dry weather. If a storm does pop-up, it would likely be Sunday afternoon. We’ll keep you posted!

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso

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