Reported by: Meteorologist Steve Newton
We started Thursday in the upper 40s and low to mid 50s across the region, but as we head into the lunch hour everybody is in the low to mid 60s. The sunglasses will be needed as a few clouds mix with the sunshine. A few stray showers will develop and move through this afternoon, but many locations will stay dry. The wind is starting to pick up as well, and high temperatures will be in the upper 60s and near 70° in the Laurel Highlands and Northern Tier, while the valleys will get into the low and mid 70s. The wind will diminish this evening and any showers that developed this afternoon will fall apart, leaving some patchy clouds and temperatures falling into the upper 40s in the Laurel Highlands and Northern Tier, but staying near 50° in the valleys. Friday will have more sunshine, but it will be another cool day with highs in the low 70s for the Northern Tier and Laurel Highlands, mid 70s in the valleys. High pressure will move over the region as we start the weekend, bringing sunshine for Saturday with temperatures closer to seasonal. The high pressure will not stick around, moving to the east later on Saturday and into Sunday. Clouds will start to increase Sunday ahead of a disturbance that will bring showers and thunderstorms. We won’t cool down after that disturbance moves through as warm, humid air begins moving in. The first half of next week will have a mix of clouds and sunshine, but I am keeping my eye on the chance for a few showers developing each afternoon as temperatures get back into the low and mid 80s. Nights will turn muggy early next week as well, with low temperatures staying in the 60s.
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