7:00 AM | Threat for showers and thunderstorms during the mid-day and afternoon hours and the threat continues well into next week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, very warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely during the mid-day and afternoon hours, some of the rain can be heavy and any storm can reach strong-to-severe levels, highs in the upper 80’s

Tonight

Evening showers and thunderstorms likely, some of the rain can be heavy and any storm can reach strong-to-severe levels; otherwise, remaining mostly cloudy, muggy, mild, lows in the upper 60’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, very warm, humid, much rain-free time and only scattered showers and thunderstorms, upper 80’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, muggy, mild, scattered showers and thunderstorms, upper 60’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely, mid 80’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely, low-to-mid 80’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely, low-to-mid 80’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely, mid 80’s

Discussion

More heavy rain and thunderstorms returned to the region late yesterday, but severe weather reports were generally confined to our north across central Pennsylvania. In fact, a tornado touched down late yesterday in Boalsburg - just to the east of Penn State University - and there was extensive street flooding throughout the University Park/State College region. Looking ahead, the combination of a strong upper level low pressure system anchored over the Great Lakes region and a nearly stationary extensive surface high pressure system off the east coast will keep a moist flow of air in place along the east coast for the next several days. While much of the time will be rain-free, showers and thunderstorms will remain a daily threat through at least the middle of next week and any shower can contain heavy rainfall and any storm can be strong-to-severe. Elsewhere, while the east coast remains in this very wet weather pattern, many western states will experience a major summertime heat wave. Strong upper level ridging out west will cause temperatures to soar to 100+ degrees in many of the interior locations of the Southwest US over the next few days.

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