Late Summer Heat And Humidity For Tuesday

Forecast

Best chance for rain and storms this week comes late Wednesday...

THIS EVENING: Warm & Humid, Storms Stay North Of Harrisburg. Temperatures Drop Into the 70s.

OVERNIGHT: Mostly Clear, Muggy, Storms Stay North. Lo 69.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny, Warm & Humid. Hi 88.

Note: More wildfire smoke plumes will blow east early this week, which will give the sky a hazy appearance through Tuesday.

We’re watching an upper air disturbance will trigger storms over northern PA this evening, but any activity should stay just north of the viewing area. We’ll remain dry, mostly clear, and muggy tonight with overnight temperatures slowly dropping to about 70.

Tuesday will offer similar conditions to today, with a mix of clouds and sun and continued warm and muggy weather. While there will be plenty of fuel available for storms, we won’t have a trigger so storm development is unlikely. Much like today, highs should reach the mid to upper 80s.

A cold front will cross the Commonwealth Wednesday, which means a better chance for t-storms by evening. Some of these storms may produce gusty winds and heavy rain, and we’ll be watching areas northwest of Harrisburg for a threat of severe storms. By Thursday, an area of high pressure will slide off the New England coast, ushering in a northeast wind which will keep us cloudy and showery for most of the day. Temperatures will be stuck in the low 70s for most of the day, and it appears we may not shake off the clouds until Saturday or perhaps even Sunday.

Highs the next few days will remain well above average, but a brief return to more seasonable temps are expected this weekend. Don’t get used to it though, because another surge of warmth is expected next week.

-Meteorologist Adis Juklo

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