After sitting and spinning over the same areas over the Gulf of Mexico for the past several days, what once was Hurricane Harvey will push northeastward and impact our weather just in time for the weekend. The good news is, we are not expecting too much rainfall. But enough to make things dreary for at least the first half of the weekend.
Our hearts go out to everyone that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We cannot stress enough how deeply saddened we are to see such horrific images and video of the damage caused by Harvey. We will continue to keep these families in our thoughts and prayers.
As for our forecast, Friday looks mainly dry, all high school football games should not have to worry about getting rained on. Rain showers will not overspread the area until after 10 PM Friday night in a southwest to northeast manner. Below is looking at our futurecast model for 2:00 AM Saturday:
If you have plans to Beaver Stadium to watch Penn State take on Akron, plan accordingly as not only will it be wet and dreary, temperatures will likely not make it out of the 50s. It will definitely feel like late October versus early September! Below is look at our futurecast for 2:00 PM Saturday.
There will likely be breaks in the action Saturday afternoon, however we are expecting another round of steady rainfall to arrive by Saturday night. Below is 8:00 PM Saturday Night:
The rainfall will exit northeast PA last early Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon and all of Monday looks dry. We recommend if you are able to, postpone any outdoor activities/plans until later Sunday and/or Monday. Our last futurecast radar image shows the rainfall exiting the region early Sunday morning:
EXPECTED RAINFALL AMOUNTS
Area A – 0.75 to 1 inch of rainfall expected. Minor flooding is possible.
Area B – 0.5 to 0.75 of an inch of rainfall expected. Minor flooding is possible, but not likely.
Area C – 0.25 to 0.50 of an inch of rainfall is expected. No flooding to worry about, but enough to ruin outdoor plans.
Area D – Up to 0.25 of an inch of rainfall is expected. No flooding to worry about, but enough to ruin outdoor plans.
On top of the rainfall we are expecting this weekend, we are expecting the coldest temperatures of the summer as well where some areas may not escape the 50s this weekend. Stay tuned for a whole separate article that will be posted later tonight.
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