Following a surge of humidity and drenching showers to end the week, dry and cooler air will push southward across the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area this weekend.
The pattern will continue to bring the risk of flash flooding and locally gusty, damaging storms into Friday.
Humidity levels will drop Saturday into Sunday, while showers and spotty drenching storms shift to the south. Only spotty showers are forecast on Saturday.
As the dry air takes hold, cloud cover will retreat to the south as well by Sunday.
Temperatures are forecast to remain below average through the weekend. Highs Saturday and Sunday will be in the 70s F. Temperatures typically range from a low of 64 F to a high of 83.
During next week, there are signs of some warmer weather for a few days, especially during the last few days of August. Temperatures may climb well into the 80s.
AccuWeather meteorologists will also be monitoring a system in the Caribbean this weekend. Tropical activity usually ramps up late in August. September is typically the most active month in terms of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.
A deadly 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time Wednesday morning with tremors felt as far away as the capital city of Rome.
Tropical Depression Seven strengthened into Tropical Storm Gaston during Monday night with another system attempting to form near the Caribbean.
Following a fall-like start to the week, warmth and humidity will build over the northeastern United States prior to the weekend.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to reach Florida with gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms during Sunday and Monday.
The return of warmer and more humid air will trigger another round of strong thunderstorms across the central United States this week.
North Dakota (1991)
Huge hail caused severe damage in eastern North Dakota. Some hail was as large as six inches in diameter. Holes were punched in roofs and 16,000 acres of crops were destroyed.
The remains of Typhoon Holly brought heavy rains and flooding to south-central Alaska with heavy snow inland. (4-foot drifts at Denali National Park).
Hampton Roads, VA (1990)
Very heavy rain fell during the morning, causing widespread flooding. There was also 7.33 inches of rain at Virginia Beach. Between 4 and 5 inches of rain fell at Hampton Roads.