Posted: June 16, 2015
It has been a very active and wet week across Pennsylvania. Some parts of western Pennsylvania received over 5 inches of rain in heavier showers and thunderstorms since the middle of last week and the entire state saw totals generally between 1-3”. The upcoming week will bring more of the same across the state, with humid, wet weather and temperatures near normal dominating the next seven days.
Wednesday will be one of the few drier days in the forecast, with most of the rain staying south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Some areas south of the PA turnpike could see some showers in the evening hours. Overnight, shower and storms will start to move in to the region from the west. Most of the state will see some rain during the day on Thursday with numerous showers and storms as moisture from newly-formed Tropical Storm Bill will start to stream in. Friday and Saturday will not be quite as wet as Thursday, but some rain will still be around across parts of the state. A cold front will traverse PA on Sunday into Monday providing more organized areas of showers/storms that will cross the region. Similar to last week, most of the state should see generally 1-3” of rain by the end of next Tuesday. Given that some tropical moisture will be in place later this week, it is not out of the question that 7-day totals may reach 4-5” in areas (south/west PA is most at risk) that get hit with heavier showers/storms, with potential flash flood/runoff issues in these areas.