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Weather Outlook for August 2nd

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Posted: August 3, 2016

With July ending on a wet note after exceptionally dry conditions for much of the month, a return to very dry weather is in store for the upcoming week.

According to the Palmer Drought Severity Index, with the exception of southeastern PA, the state is now experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions due to the persistently dry summer. Temperatures will remain seasonal through the next seven days, with highs primarily in the 80s and lows in the 60s. The air will feel relatively humid through the end of the week as dew points will stubbornly stay in the 60s. An isolated shower or thunderstorm may pop up in the afternoon from Wednesday through Friday, but the vast majority of the state will stay dry during this time. A cold front will cross the region Friday evening through the first half of the day on Saturday, bringing the only chance of organized showers and storms to the region for the next seven days. Even with the frontal passage, some areas may dodge rain drops completely. Humidity levels will drop behind the front and temperatures will slowly begin to rise towards the beginning of next week. High pressure will build into the Northeast early next week which will keep things dry through next Wednesday.

For updated weather information every weekday, watch Penn State's Weather World on WPSU-TV at 530pm and PCN-TV at 545pm.

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  • Pennsylvania State Climatologist