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Weather Outlook for August 2, 2017

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Posted: August 2, 2017

After some soaking rains late last week, some very seasonal late summer weather will ensue through the end of this week followed by a brief cool down.

Temperatures will be seasonal through Friday with afternoon temperatures generally in the 80’s and lows in the 60’s. Some afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms will be around during this time, as well. On Friday afternoon, a cold front will approach western Pennsylvania, which will enhance shower/thunderstorm activity there with the possibility of some stronger storms during the evening. The cold front will work its way through the state overnight into early Saturday morning. Behind the front, temperatures will cool down to primarily the 70’s in the afternoons and mid 50’s to low 60’s at night (about 5-10 degrees F below normal levels) over the weekend with dry conditions. By Monday, another disturbance will bring widespread showers and thunderstorms, some heavy at times, through at least the first half of Tuesday before things dry out for the middle of next week. Model guidance indicates that temperatures through the remainder of the month will average near-to-slightly below normal while precipitation will be slightly above typical August levels for much of the state.

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  • Pennsylvania State Climatologist