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Wet Weather Through the Weekend as Temperatures Gradually Trend Upward

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Posted: May 24, 2017

Seasonally cool and wet conditions to prevail across the commonwealth in the coming week. Penn State’s Art Person gives us the details and looks at the forecast into the first week of June.

A sprawling circulation of low pressure in the Mississippi Valley will dominate our weather for the next several days starting with a steady rainfall Wednesday night. The rain will become showery on Thursday with dampness and cool temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s. Friday will show some drying as low pressure moves off New England, but a frontal boundary will remain nearby keeping skies mainly cloudy with a chance for sprinkles. Sunshine will compete with some cloudiness on Saturday as temperatures begin to rebound into the 70’s, but another storm in the northern Plains will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the state on Sunday while temperatures remain mild in the 70’s. Monday through Wednesday of next week will feature partly sunny skies with a breeze and temperatures mainly in the 70’s. There could be a few passing showers in the northern mountains. During the coming week, the best chance for significant rainfall will be tonight through Thursday morning, and on Sunday with total accumulations of up to an inch in eastern Pennsylvania and up to 2 inches in western and central Pennsylvania. For the month so far across most of Pennsylvania, precipitation is up to 50% above normal while temperatures are 0-2 F below normal. The forecast for the coming week will continue this trend. Longer term, below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation will trend toward normal through mid-June.

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