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Posted: May 31, 2017

Below is the weather outlook for this week from Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and the Pennsylvania State Climatologist. We will still need some patience and the umbrellas, unfortunately.

The spring season across the commonwealth will be remembered for its frequent rains. In fact, State College has broken its record for number of days with measurable precipitation for the spring season (March through May), with 52 out of 92 days having some form of measurable precipitation. An unsettled start to the week will transition to a brief reprieve from the rains before more wet weather returns this weekend.

Through the next seven days, temperatures will start off slightly cooler than average and return to more seasonal levels through the weekend and early next week (normal highs are primarily in the upper 60’s to mid-70’s and lows in the 50’s). Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist across much of the state through Thursday morning. A ridge of high pressure will build in on Thursday, bringing an end to any precipitation through the end of the week. Another disturbance will approach from the west late Friday. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will persist through the weekend and into early next week as a frontal boundary will move slowly or stall near Pennsylvania. Some models are indicating that a disturbance moving along the frontal boundary will bring widespread rains, heavy at times, late Sunday into the day on Monday. At the very least, showers and thunderstorms will be around through at least Tuesday of next week. By the middle of next week, most parts of the state will have measured at least one-half to one inch of rain, with some areas seeing several inches in slow-moving, heavier showers and thunderstorms.

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