A comfortably cool night last night will be followed by a fair amount of sunshine today, and it’ll be a bit warmer this afternoon… And, as promised, daytime temperatures will be trending even higher tomorrow and Monday, and it will also be turning somewhat more humid… We’ve been spreading this message during the past couple of days, but we DO NOT want to give anybody the impression that our humidity will be ‘excessively high’… Dewpoint temperatures are forecasted to rise into the middle 60s with the next 72 hours, which won’t make it feel ‘tropical’, or ‘downright oppressive’… However, some thermometers manage will to reach (or surpass) 90 tomorrow, and then even more of them can on both Monday and Tuesday…So, even with this modest uptick in the humidity, it will feel a bit more like mid-summer — instead of what we typically have as the calendar changes from August to September…

The percent chance for getting any showers or thunderstorms between now and the middle of next week will be quite low… While there is still a large ridge of high pressure that is expanding across the mid-Atlantic states early today, these forecast models are still indicating that a very weak front will be pressing down from the north on Sunday afternoon… In addition to that, an impulse of shortwave energy may be just
enough to trigger a stray thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon or early tomorrow night…
But, we firmly believe that any of this activity tomorrow will be confined to the higher elevations of northeastern Pennsylvania, as well as in central Pennsylvania and across upstate New York… The coastal plain and the ‘big cities’ located near I-95 have probably already had their last drop of rain for what’s left of August…But, any shower and thunderstorm in the Northeast’s interior tomorrow not withstanding, a rather hot and rain-free weather pattern will probably last through Wednesday or Thursday.