Weather Outlook for August 9, 2017


Posted: August 9, 2017

Some nice late summer weather will precede more unsettled weather over the weekend.

Wednesday and Thursday will be primarily dry and sunny over the state, with temperatures hovering near seasonal levels. A few stray showers may enter western PA later Thursday as a disturbance approaches the region. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist from Friday through much of the weekend as a weak frontal boundary meanders near the area. The front will cross the state by early next week, bringing any showers or storms to an end by later Monday. Some models have hinted at a wave along the front enhancing showers and storms later Sunday into Monday, but have recently trended drier during this time. Temperatures will continue to be near, or slightly below, normal through the middle of next week. With the disorganized nature of the rain potential over the upcoming week, amounts will be highly variable across the state over the next seven days. Most areas should see at least one-quarter of an inch of rain by next Tuesday, with some areas seeing much higher amounts in heavier showers and storms.

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

Contact Information

  • Pennsylvania State Climatologist