Warmth, muggies, and storms

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STUFFY, STORMY:  More of the same summer weather is on the plate for the lower Susquehanna River Valley today.  A few showers and some hazy foggy weather are in the forecast early today.  This is followed by some peeks of sunshine and generally cloudy skies later today.  Scattered showers and storms will bubble yet again in the heat of the afternoon.  Highs today will generally top out in the low and middle 80s with plenty of mugginess to go around.  Tonight, the rain tapers and temps fall to the low 70s with many of the clouds staying put.

Hour by Hour

It won’t rain all day long, but scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible through the day.

FRONT ARRIVES:  A cold front approaches the state Wednesday, passing overnight into Thursday morning.  Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms to fill in during the afternoon Wednesday, with some storms packing gusty winds and isolated hail in spots.  We’ll be watching for severe weather.  The storms and rain continue overnight into Thursday.  As the front slides east, the showers and storms will taper from west to east during the day on Thursday.  Highs will be in the middle 80s both days.

Severe Outlook

A slight risk for severe weather exists for most of our area on Wednesday.

MUCH DESERVED BREAK:  The models are painting a similar picture for Friday and Saturday.  Skies clear a bit allowing for more sun and a slight drop in humidity.  Expect dry weather Friday and Saturday with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low to middle 80s!

We look to remain mainly dry Sunday and Monday, but a few storms may bubble during each day so we’re holding a small rain chance for now with highs back in the middle 80s and a return to humidity.

TROPICAL QUESTIONS:  As Chantal races toward the Caribbean today, the track places her over the Bahamas by Saturday.  Depending on the interaction with land and larger weather patterns, Chantal may make an impact to east coast weather sometime next week.  There are more questions than answers right now, but we’ll be sure to handle the details as they become clearer.

Chantal

The earl morning update has Chantal over the Bahamas on Saturday. We’ll be watching the track closely into next week.

Happy Tuesday!  Make it a terrific day!

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