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Weather Outlook for the Week of July 19, 2016

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Posted: July 20, 2016

The "dog days of summer" will arrive soon!

With a large part of the state measuring less than half of normal precipitation levels over the past 30 days, widespread, soaking rains do not appear likely for the next week. Instead, hazy, hot, and humid conditions will dictate much of the next 7-day period.

The middle of the week will be very pleasant and dry across the state, with relatively low humidity levels and afternoon temperatures primarily in the 80's. Warmer temperatures and increasing humidity levels will arrive as the end of the week approaches with a chance for showers and thunderstorms on Friday as a front approaches the region. Some places may see some heavier downpours in any stronger thunderstorms. The front will slowly work its way south through the weekend. If the front stalls out over the state, showers and storms will persist through the weekend and into early next week. Otherwise, if the front stalls to the south, most places will remain dry through the weekend before more showers and storms arrive early next week. Through the weekend and early next week, temperatures will reach the upper 80's to mid 90's each afternoon with humid conditions, which will provide a stretch of uncomfortably hot days across the region. While most places will see some rain by the middle of next week, some isolated spots could remain dry through next Wednesday.

For updated weather information every weekday, watch Penn State's Weather World on WPSU-TV at 5:30pm and PCN-TV at 5:45pm.

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  • Pennsylvania State Climatologist