Strong t-storms possible tonight, drying out for Wednesday afternoon

Forecast

Gusty storms look to move in overnight...

THIS EVENING: Mostly Cloudy, Evening Showers/T-Storms. 6-10PM. Temperatures Falling To 60.

TONIGHT: Downpours & T-Storms. 1-6AM. Lo 54.

WEDNESDAY: AM Clouds, PM Sun. Mild! Hi 73.

Any showers this afternoon have been light and limited to far southern tier of our area. Sunshine is breaking out across many neighborhoods and moisture is increasing as a warm front is sliding across central PA. This could set the stage for our first round of showers and thunderstorms around sunset. Depending on the exact atmospheric conditions, one or two of these storms could be strong with gusty winds and small hail the primary threats. A second, more widespread round of storms will arrive overnight as a potent disturbance crosses the Great Lakes. These storms will likely be in the form of a line or cluster, which means gusty, damaging winds will be the primary hazard, although hail is also a possibility. Given the expected rapid movement of storms, flash flooding is not expected, though heavy rainfall can occur for a brief period of time.

Any overnight showers and storms will exit prior to dawn Wednesday, with clouds fizzling out for the afternoon. Wednesday will likely be the warmest day of the week as daytime highs reach the low 70s making for a pleasant afternoon. A quick round of showers will cross during the morning hours on Thursday before much cooler air (and blustery conditions!) moves in for Thursday night. Light sprinkles or even flurries could pass northwest of Harrisburg Friday thanks to some lake-enhancement.

The start of Easter weekend will feature dry weather but highs don’t look to get out of the 50s Friday or Saturday. Overnight lows will be in the 30s. There could even be a frost early Saturday morning…for those of you that have started the growing season that will be something to watch out for in the coming days. Clouds and some late-day showers will move in for Easter, but it doesn’t look to be a washout at this point. Some more widespread rain looks to move in for Easter night and into next Monday. We’ll keep you posted!

-Meteorologists Adis Juklo & Brett Thackara

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