Weather Outlook for July 2, 2013
Posted: July 2, 2013
After one of the wettest weeks of the current year in parts of the state, the upcoming week promises less rain and more warmth. For June, only a swath of the north-central tier (from Clinton and Lycoming to Potter and Bradford counties) had less than normal rainfall. Parts of northwest and southeast Pennsylvania tallied more than 200% of average rainfall. The Bermuda High will steadily back inland from the western Atlantic during the latter half of this week and this will shunt the arc of thundershowers on its perimeter back into the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys with fewer late day storms in Pennsylvania as the upper levels of the atmosphere slowly warm. As a result, a rather sultry late week and weekend are expected with readings in the 80's in the mountains and low to mid 90's in the southeast counties. A cold front in southern Canada will approach the area by the middle of next week (Tues-Thurs) with an increase in afternoon thunderstorms, but genuine relief from the uncomfortable conditions may not reach the state until July 12-13. A period of near to perhaps below normal readings is expected the week after (July 15-19).