Considering the potential and the number of thunderstorms rumbling around late yesterday and last night we received a relatively "light" amount of rainfall. But the wetness continues.
Today we still could get some thunderstorms with heavy rain, although it will be limited and the storms will move along at a nice clip. No slow-moving flash flood producers will be happening today. Now there were some isolated pockets of very heavy rain, with flash flooding yesterday: Harrisburg and Hershey areas got a ton of rain, as did parts of extreme NE Delaware and SE PA. Both areas received a very similar rainfall that we did last Monday. The big difference? We are not highly urbanized. There are benefits to living in the country.
The big question is: when to we get a break? 15” (in my rain gauge) of rain in 5 weeks is too much rain. When do we dry out?
Tues – Thu should be rather pleasant and dry. Which is good. Temperatures should average around 80 for highs and nighttime temperatures dropping into the upper 50's by Tue and Wed morning. This will feel nice. But the very warm air will try to return on Thu into Friday, but it will not have much success. In fact, the only impact this warm air may have is to help produce a very wet Thu night and Fri. Yes, a wave of low pressure looks to develop along a cold front and bring a soaking to heavy rain.
I know this is several days away, and is subject to change, Yet, it fits the pattern. My confidence is high that this is likely to occur. And behind that front is an even cooler refreshing air mass. A gorgeous weekend of temperatures in the 70's and lows in the 50's appears to be heading our way.
Monday: Partly sunny. A couple of showers and a thunderstorm is likely. Still humid.
Tuesday: Turning cooler and less humid. Sun and clouds. Brief shower possible. Breezy at times.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Very pleasant.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Warmer.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Cooler. Breezy.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Beautiful. Breezy.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.