THIS EVENING: Mostly Clear & Comfortable. Temperature Falling To Near 70 By 8p.
OVERNIGHT: Clear & Chilly. Lo 50.
TUESDAY: Sunny & Comfy! Hi 71.
High pressure will provide for mostly clear skies tonight. This combined with lightening winds will allow for temperatures to fall quickly overnight, with upper 40s for most by morning. Harrisburg International has not fallen below 50 degrees since June 1st! Tuesday will offer another sunny, comfortable day with high temperatures only expected to reach the mid 70s.
This spectacular stretch of weather that will last through at least Wednesday. Wednesday morning will feature widespread readings in the 40s. Moisture from Sally could move northward by late Thursday/Friday, drawing some clouds into Central PA. Rainfall from the tropical system looks to remain south of the region and another ridge of high pressure should build in for more spectacular weather by next weekend! While the tropics remain active, our weather looks fairly quiet. Spend some time outdoors this week and enjoy the cool, pleasant nights!
Tropical Update: Sally is slowing down and strengthening on its approach to the northern Gulf coast. As of this evening, the Category 1 storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. It is likely to strengthen into Category 2 status before making landfall by Tuesday evening, but more importantly, heavy rain will be a big concern for states like Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida. Rainfall amounts of 10-20″ are likely closer to the coast along with dangerous storm surge flooding expected. The storm should move north and pull away from these states by Thursday.
In addition to Sally, we are monitoring four other tropical systems in the Atlantic: Paulette, Rene, Teddy, and Vicky. Rene and Vicky are expected to fizzle over the next few days and Paulette will race into the northern Atlantic. Teddy is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane, but any threat to land also appears minimal at this point.
-Meteorologist Adis Juklo