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.
An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical storm and impact part of the East Coast of the United States during Memorial Day weekend.
Severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes will continue to sweep across the central U.S. into Thursday night.
This weekend will be the biggest racing weekend of the year with three major races drawing in millions of viewers from around the globe.
This summer, the pattern responsible for extensive drought and heat in southeastern Asia will break down enough to bring relief to some nations, while the tropics spring to life for a time.
Severe weather, including the risk of tornadoes and flash flooding, will continue into Memorial Day weekend.
A powerful, wedge tornado moved across north-central Kansas Wednesday evening, leaving damage to homes and property in its wake.
New England (1967)
(25th-26th) Coastal New England battered by a great Nor'easter. Winds mounted to 70-80 mph on the coast. Blue Hill had sustained winds of 60 mph and Logan had sustained winds of 50 mph. Lowest pressure of 29.30" was measured over the ocean; 5-10" of snow fell in the Berkshires with considerable damage to the tobacco crop in the Connecticut River Valley. Temperature dropped to 31 degrees at Pittsfield on the 30th for a remarkable end of May freeze.
Cut Bank, MT (1982)
35 degrees with a mix of snow and rain. The high temperature from the previous day was 78.
Erie, PA (1991)
One-half inch of rain fell in only 5 minutes.