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Harrisburg: Cooler, Drier Weather Holds Into Monday

By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
May 18, 2014; 4:57 AM ET

Heat, humidity and heavy rain will remain held at bay around Harrisburg through Monday.

Gone is the heavy rain that poured down Friday morning, replaced by drier weather into Monday.

Much of the time through Monday will be rain-free with nothing more than a stray and brief shower dotting the area, especially the outlying suburbs.

The weather will bring good drying conditions with the ground saturated and rivers swollen in the wake of the torrential rain.

While small streams in the area are receding, runoff from the rain that ranged from 2 to 4 inches will continue to flow downstream into the larger rivers.

However, the Susquehanna River is forecast by National Weather Service hydrologists to remain below flood stage this weekend. Where rain was heavier farther to the southwest, moderate flooding is forecast along the Potomac River in Virginia and Maryland.

Temperatures will average slightly below average with highs in the upper 60s and overnight lows are forecast to be in the 40s. Temperatures typically range from the middle 50s to the lower 70s this time of the year.

A warmer Tuesday will follow with times of clouds and sunshine.

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The next chance of locally drenching showers and thunderstorms will come at midweek before another stretch of cooler weather follows for late week.

AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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