It appears we will be moving away from the fall-like weather to more summer-like conditions over the next several days. Low temperatures Wednesday morning reach the upper 30s to mid 40s in much of the News 9 area! It won't be quite as cool Wednesday night with lows in the mid 50s. We will have some scattered clouds with light south to southeast winds. Thursday should be partly or mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a light shower or sprinkle. Highs should climb to the mid to upper 70s with south to southwest winds of 5-10 mph.
Friday looks nice with partly sunny skies along with lows in the upper 50s and highs around 80 degrees. The humidity will keep climbing going into the weekend as southerly winds continue. The dew points will likely rise to the mid or upper 60s, making it feel quite muggy. The weekend should feature clouds mixed with occasional sunshine. There is a 30% chance of a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some models suggest a potential more widespread shower and storm event Sunday night with a cold front working in. That bears watching but is still quite uncertain. Otherwise lows will be in the 60s with highs around 83 on Saturday and 85 degrees Sunday.
There might be a leftover shower Monday morning but then some sun may break out. It should turn a bit less humid with highs backing down to near 81 degrees.
A new weather system could graze our region Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning of next week causing a chance of some rain or thunderstorms. Otherwise around the rain may be some sunshine with highs fairly close to 80.
Have a nice evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 3:15 p.m., 5-August 2020
On this date in weather history:
1843 - A spectacular cloudburst near Philadelphia turned the small creeks and streams entering the Delaware River into raging torrents. As much as sixteen inches of rain fell in just three hours. Flooding destroyed thirty-two county bridges, and caused nineteen deaths. It is believed that several small tornadoes accompanied the torrential rains, one of which upset and sank more than thirty barges on the Schuylkill River. (David Ludlum)
1961 - The temperature at Ice Harbor Dam, WA, soared to 118 degrees to equal the state record established at Wahluke on the 24th of July in 1928. The afternoon high of 111 degrees at Havre, MT, was an all-time record for that location. (The Weather Channel)