Weather likely warm and muggy during busy week

Locals will be able to enjoy the summer sunshine during a weekend jam-packed with community events. Warm temperatures and high humidity are expected over the next several days, according to Craig Evanego, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Weekend highs will hover in the high 70’s and 80’s, and there is a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers or thunderstorms today, Saturday and Sunday.

While the last few days have brought a slight relief, but humidity is expected to rise again this weekend, according to Evanego.

“We had a few days where a front came through and gave us a bit of a break with the humidity, but it’s been exceptionally humid the last couple of weeks. We’ve been in a pattern where we’ve had a consistent Southernly flow pumping up moisture from Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico,” Evanego said.

Those who want to beat the heat can find relief in the cool waters of the Susquehanna River during the Fanny Float, held at Haywood’s on the Water on July 13. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. and the float will begin at 11 a.m.

Attendees are encouraged to show up with their inter-tubes already inflated, and should plan on floating for about two hours down the one mile course. All proceeds from the event will go to Andrew’s Special Kids Foundation, which helps locals with special needs.

Heading into next week, the summer pattern is expected to continue. Those who attend the opening of the Lycoming County Fair in Hughesville will want to stay hydrated as temperatures creep up into the high 80’s.

The fair will run from July 12 20. Gates open each day at 10 a.m. and tickets are $6 for those 2 years of age or older.

Those attending may also want to bring an umbrella along, as there is a 30-percent chance of showers or thunderstorms on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

However, a cold front coming into the area on Friday should cool things down a bit, and bring some rain.

“There’s a cold front expected to hit on Friday which will bring an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms,” Evanego said.