Record warmth likely this week

Temperatures reached into the lower 70s yesterday afternoon, and that is just the beginning of a stretch of record-warmth coming into Central PA this week. A dying cold front is currently moving through northern PA and it will bring with it a period of cloudy skies, but any rain from the front should stay north of the viewing area. Because the front is so weak, warm air will start pouring back into the region later today (highs in the upper 70s) and certainly by Tuesday and Wednesday. It may even feel muggy as humidity levels rise and temperatures soar into the lower and middle 80s. The records for Tuesday and Wednesday are 82 degrees, and those look to be challenged. There will be a few more clouds around by Wednesday, but most of the beginning part of the week should be dry.

Another cold front will deliver more of a cool down late in the week in the form of some stray showers Thursday and Friday. The weekend is now looking dry but blustery with much cooler temperatures back into the 60s, which is average for this time of year. That tells you how warm it will be tomorrow and Wednesday — almost 20 degrees above normal for mid October! Enjoy!

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