Expect some rain and cooler temperatures Monday and after that the midstate should return to the warm, dry conditions typical of this September.
Cool overnight temperatures will give way to cloudy skies with a likelihood of showers and thunderstorms Monday morning, said Greg DeVoir, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. Though much of the Harrisburg area has seen above average rain for the year, some places across Central Pennsylvania and the rest of the state are running as much as five inches below normal for total rainfall in 2016.
“In general people are still running deficits of a few to several inches of rain,” DeVoir said, noting that even the midstate can use some rain with relatively dry days of late.
After the rain Monday, the surprisingly warm and September will resume Tuesday, Devoir said. He added that the average temperature for this time of year is about 75 degrees, compared to mid and high 80s expected this week.
The next chance of rain won’t come until Friday or Saturday, DeVoir said, also remarking that forecasts don’t show much of a chance of rain either day at this point.
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Here’s a look at the extended forecast through Thursday:
MONDAY: Cloudy. High around 79. Low near 62. There is an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 a.m.
TUESDAY: Sunny with a high near 85. Low around 61.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny with a high near 85. Low around 58.
THURSDAY: Sunny. High near 84. Low around 60.
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