The absence of high heat and humidity around Harrisburg will not last into the start of the new week.
As the area of high pressure that kept humidity low through the holiday weekend departs, the door will open for yet another surge of steamy air into Harrisburg for the new week.
Temperatures will return to around the 90-degree mark both Monday and Tuesday. With higher humidity in place, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will soar well into the 90s.
Such heat and humidity will prove challenging and hazardous for those with respiratory issues and those engaging in manual labor. Be sure to take the necessary steps, which includes drinking plenty of water and wearing light clothing, to stay cool.
Spotty cooling thunderstorms dotting places toward State College and Altoona in the afternoon will spread to the Harrisburg area Monday afternoon.
The thunderstorm chance will encompass all of the capital region on Tuesday, potentially causing some disruptions to outdoor activities.
Another unsettled day with a lingering shower or thunderstorm will unfold on Wednesday as a cold front is slow to push to the east. Drier air in the front's wake should work in for the latter part of the week.
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New England (1965)
A total of 2.5 inches of snow on top of Mt. Washington set an August record. Vermont had a reading of only 25 degrees, while Nantucket had a chilly 39 degrees. Earliest freeze on record at many stations.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.