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Weekend to Bring Dryer Days, Cool Temps

by on August 23, 2014 7:00 AM

The past few days have “been crazy” with severe thunderstorms and intermittent flooding, Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines says. 

Though scattered rainfall is still possible in the area through Saturday, this weekend should be substantially dryer than this past week.

Not everyone in Centre County saw dramatic precipitation but, “the immediate State College area has kind of received the worst of these storms over the past few days,” Kines says. He estimates rainfall totaled between half and three-quarters of an inch on Friday – which is still less dramatic than totals from earlier in the week. On Wednesday, more than an inch of rain fell in just a couple of hours.

Saturday is expected to “be cool for August standards,” with the high temperature hitting about 70 degrees. Despite the cool weather Kines says the day will still be “damp and muggy,” with high humidity and the chance for light rain scattered around the State College area.

“Thankfully Sunday, Monday and even Tuesday look like they’re going to be dryer days with at least some sunshine,” Kines says.

With Sunday’s sunshine will come lower humidity and slightly higher temperatures, with a high of about 75 degrees.

“This entire month so far has been on the cool side,” Kines says. “We haven’t had our dog days of August … but I think most people are content with the lack of heat.”

For more information, you can check the latest Accuweather forecast HERE.


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