Summer air here to stay

Mother Nature shouldn’t be cooling it down again until autumn comes breezing in, according to weather experts.

“The cool weather we had this weekend, we’re not going to see those kinds of temperatures again until next fall,” said Kevin Fitzgerald, a meteorologist with the State College bureau of the National Weather Service. “There’s a southwest flow returning that will bring much warmer temperatures through this week.”

The winds buffeting those outdoors on Sunday should be gone this morning, leaving a Memorial Day that’s mostly sunny with highs in the low 70s.

Temperatures will be in the mid-70s on Tuesday, with a chance of showers or a thunderstorm Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.

“After that there’s not a lot of chance of anything until the weekend,” Fitzgerald said. “There will be a front heading southward over the weekend that maybe will bring a chance of showers or thunderstorms again.”

On Wednesday, the high is expected to be in the low 80s, then move into the upper 80s on Thursday and upper 80s with a chance of hitting 90 degrees on Friday through Sunday.

“It should be mostly sunny all week, with some afternoon clouds each day,” Fitzgerald said.