Damp, disruptive and deluge are words that can be used to describe the weather at various points this week around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
A flow of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and at times from the Atlantic Ocean as well will keep the cloud cover rather extensive most days and humidity levels high through the week.
Along with the moist conditions will be locally drenching downpours, spotty thunderstorms and patchy morning fog that could briefly interrupt travel and outdoor activities.
For fans heading to baseball games in the evenings this week, have some raingear handy in case a downpour develops over the ballpark with little notice. Be prepared to take shelter as storms approach.
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There will be peeks of sun, breaks of rain-free weather and most showers and thunderstorms will occur during the afternoon and evening hours, but a promise of a particular rain-free part of the day cannot be made in this weather pattern.
High humidity and rather extensive cloud cover will result in muggy nights.
The wettest day of the week appears to be Friday as a front lingering the Midwest finally nears the coast. This day can bring multiple showers and thunderstorms and also the most widespread day of rainfall around Harrisburg.
As long as this system keeps moving along, the weekend turn out dry and sunny after a wet start.
The Bardarbunga volcano began to erupt in Iceland, according to the Icelandic Met Office.
A great white shark was spotted at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts earlier this week, forcing the evacuation of the water.
It's been a tumultuous week on both the East and West coasts as two hurricanes induced rough surf and a high risk for rip currents.
There is the risk of severe weather, including tornadoes on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
Rochester, MN (1979)
2.73 inches of rain fell in 50 minutes making this the wettest August on record. (9.52 inches of rain so far this month). The heavy downpour flooded the streets of Rochester, stranding about 1,500 cars.
A five-state tornado outbreak in Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Iowa and Missouri occurred on this date. In all, 20 tornadoes were reported. Nine were in Iowa. One near Farragut, IA, in the extreme SW corner of the state, caused several fatalities and numerous injuries.
Sherman Pass, WA (1980)
2 inches of snow.