A warmer weekend is in store for Harrisburg, Pa., ahead of another batch of rain for early next week.
The typical high for the city this time of the year is 59 F.
High temperatures both days will be within a few degrees of 60 F.
In the wake of locally drenching rain and spotty thunderstorms from Friday night, stiff winds from the west and northwest will bring dry air into the region on Saturday. Just a couple of spots may get a passing shower on Saturday.
The nicer of the two weekend days will be Sunday with sunshine and less wind.
A new storm forecast to brew near the Gulf coast this weekend will swing northeastward early next week with a dose of drenching rain.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
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Charlotte, NC (1979)
Last of 12 straight days on which some rain fell. Total precipitation was 3.74".
Redfield, SD (1990)
A total of 1.76" of rain in 25 minutes during the morning, then a tornado struck in the afternoon.
Hagerstown, MD (1992)
3.50" of rain.