Reported by: Chief Meteorologist Joe Murgo
Reported by: Meteorologist Steve Newton
Cooler air has moved in behind the strong cold front which brought showers and thunderstorms to the region Sunday, with high temperatures only reaching the mid 60s in the Laurel Highlands and low 70s for the Northern Tier and Valleys. Winds are out of the west and northwest and brisk, between 10 and 20 mph, giving the feel of a fall day. The locations that made it into the 70s saw a little sunshine earlier today, but a band of rain showers is moving through the region leftover from the system that brought Sunday’s thunderstorms. There will be a few downpours as the showers move through, and many locations will be drying out over later this evening with a few breaks in the clouds. Temperatures will drop into the low and mid 50s during the overnight hours, and a few outlying spots in the Northern Tier could briefly dip into the 40s. Tuesday will start with a mix of sun and clouds, but instability clouds will develop during the day and a few stray showers will develop. Tuesday, like Monday, will feel like fall with high temperatures in the mid 60s for the Laurel Highlands, mid and upper 60s for the Northern Tier, and the low 70s for communities in the valleys. Wednesday will have temperatures a touch higher than Tuesday, but I am keeping my eye on the chance for a few showers or thundershowers. We will start to warm up and get temperatures closer to seasonal later in the week, but as we warm up there is the chance for showers and thundershowers as we wrap up the month of July and get into August.
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