Harrisburg: Summer Warmth to Hold Beyond Labor Day

By , Senior Meteorologist
August 31, 2014; 4:13 AM ET
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Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the unofficial end to summer, but the weather has another idea in mind around Harrisburg with a prolonged stretch of summer warmth underway.

After the holiday weekend started on a warmer and more humid note than recent days, Sunday and Labor Day are shaping up to be even stickier.

Temperatures will soar into the middle 80s each day. When humidity is factored in, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will peak well in the 90s during the afternoon.

Such heat will create hazards for those engaging in strenuous labor or sporting events, as well as the elderly and those with respiratory issues.

A shower or thunderstorm will be around to occasionally cool off the city and its suburbs Sunday afternoon and then again on Monday.

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While the cooling effect will be welcome, those with picnics, parades or other outdoor activities will experience disruptions if a shower or thunderstorm arrives at an inopportune time.

The good news is that the second half of the holiday weekend will not be a washout. There will be stretches of dry weather. Residents and visitors will just have to keep an eye to the sky and AccuWeather.com MinuteCast™.

Remember, you are close enough to be struck by lightning if you hear thunder.

The summer warmth will not come to an end with Labor Day. Instead, temperatures are set to soar further and surpass the 90-degree mark on Tuesday.

"Looking ahead to the second half of the week, the heat is forecast to gradually ease, but never quite disappear completely," stated AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Lada.

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