The stage is set for drenching thunderstorms to return to Harrisburg Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday will definitely feel like a summer day in Harrisburg. While temperatures soar well into the 80s, humidity will increase and make the air feel more uncomfortable than it was on Monday.
The stickiness will also help fuel showers and thunderstorms to erupt in the afternoon as a storm system approaches.
Motorists heading to points west on the Pennsylvania Turnpike or U.S. 322, however, will encounter a shower or thunderstorm prior to noon EDT.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are concerned that some of Tuesday's thunderstorms in Harrisburg will unleash gusty winds and blinding, flooding downpours.
"The timing of [Tuesday's] storms may cause headaches for those traveling during the afternoon rush hour," stated AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Lada.
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Outdoor plans may be delayed or forced inside. Remember, you are close enough to be struck by lightning if you hear thunder.
A shower or thunderstorm will linger through Tuesday evening before drier and less humid air works in for Wednesday. Warm air will still be in place with highs once again in the 80s.
Thunderstorms will quickly return on Thursday before a dry spell unfolds for Friday and the weekend.
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Monday morning's weather may result in further airline delays in Atlanta.
While no major storms are pressing the northeastern United States in the short-term, milder air will trigger spotty, light snow and freezing drizzle to start the week.
Urduja, known globally as Kai-tak, will continue to unleash life-threatening flooding rain and mudslides as it slowly crosses the Philippines into Monday.
As frigid air plunges into and builds over the central United States, a stormy pattern with snow, ice and rain may unfold from Texas to Maine for Christmas holiday travelers.
Those getting a head start on holiday travel across the Rockies and Midwest late this week may be faced with disruptive snow along the way.
While waves of arctic air will continue to pour across the Great Lakes and New England this weekend, milder air will surge farther northward early this week.
The cold reprieve unfolding across the United States will not last long with waves of chilly air set to invade many parts of the country in the days leading up to Christmas.
Winds will again kick up and become strong, raising the risk of rapidly spreading wildfires in Southern California through Sunday as firefighters continue to battle the historic Thomas Fire.