Hot again with strong to severe storms possible

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It’s another hot afternoon with highs near 90 degrees. 



The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area in its “Slight Risk” category for severe weather. Any storms that turn severe could produce damaging winds and hail, perhaps an isolated tornado.

It’s a warm and stuffy start across the Lower Susquehanna River Valley this morning, with some passing showers. The showers fizzle, but some of us could run into one on the way to work. Otherwise skies stay dry with a partly cloudy and hazy start to the morning. The heat is back into the afternoon again, with highs touching the 90s again in many spots. A cold front approaching from the north will spark some late day thunderstorms across the region. The main threat is hail and damaging winds, but there is a small tornado chance too. Storms continue into the evening hours, and weaken through the rest of the night.



The front continues to slowly drift south through Thursday, meaning more widespread showers and thunderstorms. The bulk of the activity is expected during the morning and early afternoon hours, before drying and some clearing later in the day, especially to the north. Friday the front should edge just enough south to keep us mainly dry and cut out the humidity too. It is a brief break, however. Highs are in the lower to middle 80s both days.



Saturday, the official start of summer, brings the chance for showers and thunderstorms as the front lifts back north. The humidity is back again too. Sunday a few showers are still possible, but it looks like some sun sneaks out too. Temperatures hover near 80 degrees. The shower and thunderstorm chances continue into early next week, with temperatures warming into the lower to middle 80s Monday and Tuesday.

Have a great Wednesday!

-Andrea Michaels