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    Harrisburg: Summerlike Warmth to Slip Away at Midweek

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    May 13, 2014, 10:51:52 PM EDT

    The summerlike warmth basking Harrisburg will slip away by midweek as cooler air makes a comeback.

    Another very warm day will unfold on Tuesday ahead of an approaching backdoor cold front, which is a front that advances from the northeast.

    Temperatures will rise into the middle and upper 80s, falling just short of Tuesday's record high of 90 F from 1944. It will remain sticky, setting the stage for the front to trigger showers and thunderstorms.


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    In the wake of the front, shorts and sunglasses will likely be replaced with spring jackets and umbrellas on Wednesday.

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    Wednesday is shaping up to be a damp and cooler day with a few spotty showers. Temperatures will still reach the middle 70s.

    A slight rebound in temperature will occur Thursday ahead of a front from the Midwest heightening concerns for late-week heavy rain.

    The front, combined with embedded tropical moisture, will bring the risk of flooding downpours on Friday.


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    Fresh cool air following the front and a slow-moving storm system set to take shape over the Northeast or just offshore will prevent a repeat of the summerlike warmth next weekend or early the following week.

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