STRONG STORMS THIS AFTERNOON LEAD TO DRY, COOLER CONDITIONS FOR SATURDAY
Storms will roll through rather quickly this afternoon. Some of the storms could get strong enough to support damaging winds. The Storm Prediction Center has the area under a marginal risk, meaning a low risk for severe weather with damaging winds the main concern.
Time line estimates approximate time for the storms to move through. It does look like storms will be mainly to our south in time for Friday night football. There may be isolated lingering showers and the start of some games.
Skies will clear allowing for temperatures to drop the upper 40s to low 50s. Plenty of sunshine to start then clouds will bubble up to mix in and out. We will see our streak of mild days end with highs remain below normal in the upper 50’s to low 60’s.
High pressure moves overhead providing clear and calm conditions Saturday night. Temperatures will plummet to the low 40’s. Some rural areas may even dip briefly to the upper 30’s to around 40. Either way it will be a chilly start. Plenty of sunshine with less cloud cover will help temperatures rebound to the upper 60s. Winds shift more to the southwest Monday at the surface and aloft boosting temps back into the low 70’s. A cold front will swing through overnight into early Tuesday producing our next chance for a few showers. We’ll see temperatures cooling down mid to late week in the 60’s with a couple of weak systems moving through with little to no moisture.
COOL BUT DRY FOR PENN STATE FANS
The game conditions look ideal for football! You may need a sweatshirt or light jacket with cool readings for tail gating in the low 50’s. With a mix of clouds and sunshine, highs will warm to the upper 50’s.