After Friday's severe soaking, a welcome drier stretch of weather is on tap for Harrisburg.
A cloudy, damp and drizzly Saturday night in Harrisburg will give way to a dry end to the weekend on Sunday as high pressure builds southward.
There will still be more clouds than sunshine around, but umbrellas will not be a necessity.
Monday and Tuesday will feature partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s.
The dry spell will be welcome after Friday's rain in Harrisburg totaled 5.72 inches, triggering flash flooding and shattering the day's long-standing rainfall record of 1.47 inches from 1905.
Friday's rain also pushed the month's total to 10.48 inches, as of Saturday afternoon, making this October the city's wettest on record. October 1976 and its 9.87 inches previously held that distinction.
Record-keeping in Harrisburg date back to 1888.
A pattern favoring waves of progressively cooler air will set up across much of the Midwest and Northeast during next week and could continue into early May.
Round after round of drenching rain will continue to cause flooding in the South, while another dose of rain may renew flooding in the Ohio Valley this weekend.
The 119th Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 20, and runners set to take on the historic course will face cool and rainy conditions.
Thunderstorms with the risk of damaging winds, hail, isolated tornadoes and torrential downpours will begin to shift eastward over the central United States this weekend.
In a high-tech world of satellites, computers, mobile devices and wearables, the weather balloon is still an important tool which helps meteorologists create more accurate forecasts, especially in the case of severe weather.
Rounds of flooding and severe storms slammed the South and Plains this week, while a storm system unleashed dust storms and snow in the West.
Wyoming, South Dakota (1966)
24" of snow and blizzard conditions in South Dakota. 20" of snow at Lander, Wyoming.
Rapid City, SD (1970)
22" of snow (17th-18th) -- 24-hour record.
Heat wave in Northeast -- 95 degrees in Washington, DC, tied April record. 94 degrees in Philadelphia, PA.