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Cool Temps, Summer Storms Here to Stay

by on August 02, 2014 7:00 AM

Some may be happy about the recent cool temperatures, but a cloud is still hanging over State College – literally. 

Accuweather meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski expects the recent trend of below-average temperatures and summer storms to continue through next week. While the beginning of August typically sees temperatures in the low 80s, Saturday is expected to have a high of only 73 degrees.

“We’ve been in this pattern for a while now,” Pydynowski says, referring to a sudden drop in temperatures and increase in storms that started last week. “The jet stream is funneling a lot of tropical moisture our way.”

With that moisture comes an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms that will last throughout Saturday and Sunday. While Saturday morning will likely stay dry, a cloudy and overcast day will eventually give way to rain.

Pydynowski says “some parts of the area may get lucky and stay dry,” while others may see “something like a downpour.” Thankfully, State College is far enough west to miss the brunt of the rain, which is centered along the coast.

Sunday is expected to get up to 76 degrees with a chance for storms throughout the day, “though it does look like things will dry out on Monday,” says Pydynowski.

Monday will see more sunshine than this weekend, bringing the temperature back into the upper 70s. Tuesday is also expected to stay dry and sunny, but the storms and rain will return by Wednesday.

“By mid-August we should see a turn to a more typical, prolonged summer warmth,” Pydynowski says.

You can check the latest Accuweather forecast HERE.

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Michael Martin Garrett is a general assignment reporter for StateCollege.com, a graduate of Penn State and a published poet. He's also a musician who plays bass in an indie rock band.
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