Days of heat, rain moving into central Pa. this week: forecasters

Cheryl Sanders
May 28, 2020

Sweltering heat combined with mid to high chances of showers are in the forecast for the midstate beginning Wednesday night and continuing into next weekend.

Similar to the last few days, most of us are dry but plan on heavy rain if you get caught under one.

There's a slight chance of some rain overnight as storms die off with the lack of daytime heating.

Today: Showers likely, and perhaps a thunderstorm. It will be mostly cloudy and less humid with the high temperature in the mid 70s.

Temperatures are expected to push into the upper 80s Thursday in Portland, forecasters say. The heaviest rain is expected to focus southwest of Washington. I do not anticipate any severe weather, but we can't rule out the chance to see an isolated strong storm.

There is good and bad news in terms of this new round of storms. This will draw an area of Low Pressure through the area Thursday followed by a cold front.

The cold front passing Saturday is likely to take its time on clearing out the humid air. Lows range through the 50s overnight. That will keep highs in the upper 60s over the vast majority of the area but some spots to the northwest of the metro could hit the 70s with a little clearing possible. Highs in the low 80s.

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