Warm start to the work week, tracking showers & storms as temperatures drop by week’s end

Forecast

Better chance for storms by mid-week...

TONIGHT: A Few Clouds, Comfortable. Lo 70. Winds: Light.

MONDAY: Warm, Feeling Like August Summertime Weather. Stray Storms Late for Northern Areas. Hi 87. Winds: Light.

TUESDAY: Warm, A Stray Shower, Storm Hi 87.

Another stellar day to wrap up this weekend! Temperatures hit the mid-80s for high temperatures and while the dewpoints climbed the drier air held a lot of the moisture back. This evening will stay comfortable with temperatures in the 70s and upper 60s by Monday morning.

Note: More wildfire smoke plumes will blow east today, which will give the sky a hazy appearance over the coming days.

Our Monday will bring more sunshine, plus more warmth. High temperatures should climb to the upper 80s. The next disturbance will swing through Monday night along a front that will be draped just north of the area. However, this front will sag south and will allow for a few showers and storms to move into south-central PA after sunset (mostly north of Harrisburg). The front lifts back north Tuesday, only leaving behind a popup storm or two during the afternoon. Trends have been favoring a drier outlook for Tuesday overall with only slight shower/storm chances.

A cold front will cross the Commonwealth Wednesday which means a better chance for storms by evening. This front will linger close by through the end of the week, keeping the chances for a few showers for Thursday and Friday. However, any tropical activity at this point looks to remain south and east of our area. There is still some uncertainty with the moisture from Tropical Storm Nicholas, but again this is a little too far out into the future with a slow-moving tropical system. Next weekend should start out dry and more seasonable with highs in the low 80s.

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso

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