COOLER & UNSETTLED: It is a cooler start along the Lower Susquehanna River Valley this morning, and it’s a sign of things to come the rest of the day. Yesterday’s cold front stalled a bit to our south, so that keeps more clouds than sunshine through the day for the southern half of the region. Even a stray shower or sprinkle is possible near the border. Expect more sunshine north of the turnpike and less by way of clouds. Temperatures fall into the upper 50s to lower 60s for afternoon highs. Don’t expect the sun to stick around. Clouds thicken for the entire region through the night as travels along the front from the west. This next system brings showers for both Thursday and Friday. Highs remain cool, and it’s a struggle to reach the 60s for many. Friday should bring some late day clearing after shower through much of the day.
WEEKEND OUTLOOK: The weekend forecast is 50/50, beginning with a dry start on Saturday. Some sun is set to return on Saturday, but our next system brings showers on Sunday. Temperatures hover near or below seasonable averages for the end of the month.
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.
Have a great Wednesday!
Severe Weather Awareness Week continues Wednesday throughout Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service provides a topic of discussion each day. Today’s topic is flash flooding.
Unfortunately, more people are killed as a result of flooding than any other weather related event. Many of these deaths are from attempting to drive through flooded roadways. It’s very remember to “Turn around, don’t drown!” It’s a simple rule, but many do not heed the message enough.
A Flash Flood is a rapid rise of flood waters. This often occurs unexpectedly after torrential thunderstorm rainfall. Small creeks, streams, and poor drainage urban roads see rapid rise in water in very short periods of time. Flash Flood Watches and Flash Flood Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service to convey this threat. A Flash Flood Watch means that the potential exists for this type of flooding to occur, especially for creeks, streams, and poor drainage roads. It indicates a possibility. A Flash Flood Warning means that rapid, life-threatening flooding is occurring or will occur very soon. It indicates that heavy rain will cause the water to rise and overflow the banks of waterways nearby. A Flash Flood Warning can also be used to indicate the dangers resulting from levee and dam failures. Always head to higher ground and never drive through flooded roads!
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