Tuesday Midday Forecast, August 26, 2014

By Regina Miller

Published 08/26 2014 12:20PM

Updated 08/26 2014 12:21PM

An area of high pressure is in place over eastern Pennsylvania and that will bring us plenty of sunshine and just a few clouds will start to approach later in the day as a front begins to approach from the northwest. Dewpoints are low and dry air is in place.  Therefore this front will not have much moisture to work with and there will only be a couple of isolated showers and/or thunderstorms later at night into Wednesday.  With a southwesterly windflow, temperatures to the south and east will spike ahead of the front in locations such as Altoona, Huntingdon and Bedford, where they will top out in the mid 80s.  Farther to the north & west (where the front arrives earlier) temps will rise into the upper 70s to around 80 for spots such as St Marys, Clearfield, and Punxsutawney.  During the day Wednesday, there will be a passing shower or storm in spots.
There will not be much cooling behind this front. A new area of high pressure will settle over the area on Thursday giving us a good deal of sunshine and only a few clouds with highs near or just above 80. Thursday night will be comfortably cool with lows in the 50s.  Friday will feature sunshine, mixing with a few clouds later in the day.  Although there is a slight chance for a shower or storm later on Friday.  There is a better chance for a shower or storm at nighttime.   Highs will be in the upper 70s to the lower 80s. The next front will slowly move into the region and bring a better chance for scattered showers or storms over the weekend. Saturday will be humid with clouds and sunshine and the chance for a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon. Highs will be near 80. There will be scattered showers and thunderstorms around on Sunday but it is not likely to be a wash-out.  Just have alternative plans to move indoors briefly should a storm pop-up affecting your outdoor plans.  Labor day there is also a chance for scattered showers and storms. We'll keep an eye on it and let you know more as time gets closer. Highs Sunday will be in the 70s to near 80.

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