Weather expected to stay warn into October

As the calendar turns to October this week, area residents should not be too quick to pull out the normal fall sweatshirts as temperatures should be higher than normal, according to the National Weather Service in State College.

“This week, it looks like a lot of dry weather,” said meteorologist Kevin Fitzgerald.

Fog is expected early today but the sun should show up as the day progresses to warm it up to a high in the mid 70s. Fitzgerald said that the average temperature for the today is about 68 degrees, and these higher-than-normal temperatures should stick with the area for most of the week.

After a few clouds Tuesday, the rest of the work week should continue bringing sun and temperatures in the 70s, he reported.

But as the weekend comes around, temperatures will begin to dip and showers are a possibility.

“Saturday is our next chance of maybe some showers. It probably will be more of Saturday night into Sunday,” Fitzgerald reported.

Fitzgerald added that after the slight dip in temperatures on Sunday, which will see a high in the low 60s, they could rise back up for warmer weather again.

When asked what he attributed the sudden drop in temperature to, Fitzgerald said it was a combination of cloud cover coming and a cold front entering the area.

But after Sunday, a “dying cold front” coming from the west will weaken before it hits the area, which will allow temperatures to stay warm.