A brief break from the rain was just that...brief. Most of the region has been upgraded to a SLIGHT risk (2 out of 5) for strong/severe storms tonight with the rest of the region (Lycoming, western Bradford and Clinton counties) under a MARGINAL risk (1 out of 5). These storms are likely to arrive into the evening hours with the biggest threats being strong gusty winds and heavy rain. There's also a small chance for an isolated tornado too but it does seem unlikely.
The big issue with the winds plays into the fact that the ground is SUPER soaked right now. That means trees, power lines and anything else planted in the ground could easily become uprooted due to the gusty winds. The heavy rain is concerning too for obvious reasons but don't expect any issues from the Susquehanna as these storms are unlikely to cause any major rising of the river.
Into the weekend, these storms linger over NEPA as the front that brings them here takes its time to exit to the east. This could result in a soggy start to Saturday, so, if you're heading to Pittston for the Tomato Festival bring an umbrella (especially for the early hours)! By Saturday afternoon/evening conditions should quickly improve as drier air finds a home in NEPA through Sunday and Monday.
Active weather returns Tuesday and Wednesday but behind that Fall seems to be trying to make an early entrance as high temperatures begin to slip away from the Summer warmth...watch this space.
- Chief Meteorologist Mike Linden
Today's Record Temperatures