Evening Forecast, Thursday August 7, 2014

By Steve Newton

Published 08/07 2014 05:22PM

Updated 08/07 2014 10:11PM

Updated: Thursday evening, August 7th
Reported by: Meteorologist Steve Newton

A few clouds will be around this evening, but they will fall apart as we go into the late hours of tonight and early hours of Friday. For stargazers, this actually makes for a good opportunity to see early nights of the Perseid Meteor shower. Tonight and into Friday the meteors will be in the northeast sky and rising from about 15 degrees above the horizon at 10 p.m. to 65 degrees at 5 a.m. The meteor shower does not peak until early next week. Temperatures will fall into the low and mid 50s across the region, with a few isolated spots further north falling into the 40s. Friday will start with plenty of sunshine, and a few clouds will mix in with the sunshine in the Laurel Highlands and southern valleys during the afternoon hours as temperatures get into the upper 70s and near 80°. The clouds will retreat during the overnight hours into Saturday with temperatures falling into the mid 50s. Clouds will return for part of the region Saturday as a disturbance passes by to our south. The best chance for some showers Saturday for communities along and south of Route 22, and high temperatures will stay in the 70s to near 80°. The chance for showers and a few rumbles of thunder will persist into Sunday with more clouds than sunshine and high temperatures in the 70s across the region. Next week will be turning unsettled, with the chance for showers and thunderstorms each day in the first half of the week. High temperatures will be staying near seasonal, although any showers will take temperatures down several degrees.

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