A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Monroe, Carbon and Schuylkill counties this evening. In addition, a Flash Flood Watch is in place for southern and eastern PA tonight.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast tonight. The biggest threats will be torrential downpours and strong winds. Flash flooding of roads, streams and creeks, and poor drainage areas would be the areas of main concern.
We expect most of this rain to taper off overnight and towards Tuesday morning. It will stay warm and muggy with temperatures only falling into the middle 60s by morning.
While most of the rain will taper off overnight, some rain may linger Tuesday morning across portions of eastern Pennsylvania. Once that ends, a few showers could still pop up across the area through early-to-mid afternoon. Clouds will break for some sunshine Tuesday afternoon, but the big story will be the gradual drop in the humidity by late afternoon. Tomorrow’s highs will be in the middle and upper 70s.
Wednesday looks fairly decent with a mix of clouds and sunshine along with lower humidity. While an isolated shower is possible, most of us won’t see a drop. Highs will be near 80. Humidity will stay low on Thursday and we’ll enjoy more sun. We’re expecting highs in the lower 80s.
Our weather will begin to turn warmer and more humid Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the middle 80s is likely on Friday with the humidity staying on the lower end of the spectrum. Over the weekend, temperatures will inch up a few more degrees and the humidity will become more “noticeable”. Right now, we expect most, if not all, of the weekend to stay dry.
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–Chief Meteorologist Josh Hodell