TONIGHT Sct’d Showers/Storms Early, Muggy. Lo 74. Winds: SW 5 mph.
MONDAY: Hot & Humid, Stray PM T-Storms. Hi 92. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.
TUESDAY: Hot & Humid, Sct’d PM T-Storms. Hi 92. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.
Sunday was dry for most of us with the exception of a few quick hitting showers. One shower impacted southern Dauphin County and cooled the temperature at the airport by almost 10 degrees but it managed to warm back up into the low 90s as of 5pm. Elsewhere, a few downpours are riding the ridges NW of Harrisburg but thankfully this is not causing any flooding concerns or severe weather – just much needed rain.
This shower activity is expected to remain scattered and begin to wind down shortly after sunset. Overnight lows will struggle to cool below the mid 70s for most of us thanks to the high dewpoints.
Monday and Tuesday offer a nearly identical forecast with temperatures topping off in the low 90s, high dewpoints, and daily chances of afternoon showers and storms. As it is most summers in Central PA, these storms are hit or miss but if you do manage to get underneath one, a quick inch of rain is possible in a short time.
A cold front will slowly approach our area by mid week, with Wednesday possibly being the end of the hot stretch thanks to higher chances of showers and storms. A stray shower will be possible Thursday morning but temperatures will be noticeably cooler. Daytime highs by the end of the week and into next weekend will be in the low 80s and the lower dewpoints will allow our nights to cool off into the low 60s, and perhaps the upper 50s in the cooler spots. This more comfortable weather appears to stick around through next weekend.