LOCK HAVEN - Hot enough for ya?
Residents from central Pennsylvania - indeed, from much of the North, South and parts elsewhere -are wondering when heat-suffering residents are going to get a respite from the rising mercury.
Not soon, according to the National Weather Service in State College, which is predicting a long string of days with high temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s.
A weak frontal boundary will remain stalled over the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic for the first part of the week. Hot and muggy conditions will continue with mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms possible each day, especially in the west and south.
The best overall chance for thunderstorms might be Tuesday night into Wednesday, according to NWS forecasters, who say models indicate a stronger wave moving through. Central Pennsylvania may be on the tail end of this waive, with the best dynamics for storm activity remaining to the north of the mid-state region.
Today should be sunny, with a high near 88 and calm winds, followed by mostly clear skies tonight with lows around 60.
On Tuesday, we'll likely see scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m., but highs again will hit the high 80s or low 90s, before dipping back to around 61 at night.
Ah! ... If Independence Day were anything BUT hot, it would be unpatriotic!
The Fourth of July will be party sunny with highs near 89 and a 40 percent chance of precipitation.
Thursday, mostly sunny with highs hoving just above 90, and lows around 67.
Friday and Saturday will be mirror-weather days, mostly sunny with highs near 93 and lows around 70.
Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89.