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Rain from Isaias will mostly miss region

With Tropical Storm Isaias heading up the East coast, it looks like the majority of the rain will miss the central Pennsylvania region.

According to Jake Sojda, a meteorologist at AccuWeather, the rain from Isaias will instead land elsewhere.

“The worst of it is going to bypass central Pennsylvania and focus on eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania,” Sojda said. “Those areas will receive a significant amount of rainfall.”

Sojda said that those areas will possibly see around two to four inches of rainfall.

In Clinton and Centre counties, Sojda said there won’t be much rainfall.

“We will get get some rain … we’re looking at anywhere from one-quarter inch to a half inch of rain,” he said.

In addition to the rain from Isaias, there is a storm system over the Great Lakes, Sojda said.

“We’ll get a couple of rounds (today),” he said, “but it looks rather limited.”

It has been a relatively dry summer in central Pennsylvania, so all the lawns can use some rain.

“We’ve been dry in the region. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had a summer like this,” Sojda said. “We absolutely can use the rain.”

The region will also see a drastic drop in temperatures. Today’s high is expected to get to just 77. Temperatures will hover in the high 70s and low 80s all week long, a far cry from the 90-degree temperatures we saw just last week.

There is a 66 percent chance for precipitation tonight. Those numbers drop significantly as the week goes on.

For more information on Tropical Storm Isaias, visit www.accuweather.com.

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