COOLER WITH SHOWERS: A cool and dreary end to the week is ahead for the Lower Susquehanna River Valley. An approaching system brings showers Thursday morning, just in time for the latter portion of the commute for many. Steady rain showers continue through Thursday afternoon before becoming less scattered in nature. Temperatures are very cool for this time of year, with numbers fluctuating in the middle 40s to lower 50s. The umbrella is still needed Friday, with chillier temperatures and plenty of showers. Highs Friday are in the middle 40s to near 50 degrees.
WEEKEND OUTLOOK: The weekend forecast is 50/50, beginning with a dry start on Saturday. Some sun is set to return on Saturday, and it’s a bit milder. Highs are in the lower to middle 60s. Our next system brings fast approaches and brings showers on Sunday. Temperatures fall below average once again, with numbers back into the 50s.
NEXT WEEK: Monday brings a few showers as well to begin the month of May. Temperatures are in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Tuesday the sunshine returns to our region. Temperatures continue to moderate, with highs in the lower to middle 60s. Partly cloudy skies are expected Wednesday, and temperatures continue to warm. Readings push 70 degrees.
Have a great Thursday!
Severe Weather Awareness Week continues Thursday throughout Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service provides a topic of discussion each day. Today’s topic is river flooding and river safety.
Pennsylvania has several small and major rives that are both scenic and beautiful. Many town and cities were founded along the banks of rivers, and many people remain there until this day. This means as river levels rise, many people are affected if the levels rise too high. River Flooding refers to the overflow of rivers to levels that affect these communities. It’s caused by prolonged periods of rainfall from complexes of slow moving summer thunderstorms and tropical systems.
A River Flood Watch means there is the potential for river flooding to occur and potential impacts for nearby communities. There is no need to take immediate action, but have a plan in place in case you need to move to higher ground or evacuate the area. It’s the time to think about important items to keep close, such as water bottles, a first aid kit, nonperishable foods, and medications. Even have a plan for your pets! If you live in a location prone to river flooding, it’s best to always have an emergency kit with these items ready at all times. A River Flood Warning is issued when river flooding is imminent and/or occurring. Be ready to move to higher ground or heed evacuation orders as necessary. This is time to take action to protect lives and property. Always listen to the orders and advice of emergency officials.
Stay with FOX43 Weather through the rest of the week more information to keep you safe and prepared this severe weather season. Stay with FOX43 for the latest forecast information to keep you ahead and ready for storms.