Weather this week will be warm, dry

A warmer than average, dry week is on tap for the city and surrounding areas, according to Heather Waldman, meteorologist with Acuweather.

According to Waldman, the weather through Thursday looks “predominantly dry.”

“The next system will bring rain just to the west of the area Wednesday,” she said, “but it will be sun and clouds up ’til that point.”

Temperatures will be “running on the warm side,” Waldman said.

“The average for this time of year is 63, but we have the area in the upper 60s and breaking 70 on Tuesday, with 71 as the forecast high,” she said.

There is the potential for some late night into early morning fog, especially in the valleys, Waldman added.

In the Northern Tier, the weather forecast is “very similar,” she said.

“Some areas of the Northern Tier could see rain later on Wednesday as the next front approaches, with periods of steadier rain,” she added.

The area remains in a “slight drought,” according to the National Weather Service’s drought monitor, Waldman said.

“For October, the normal rainfall is just under 3 1/2 inches and, so far, Williamsport (Regional) Airport has reported just over 2 inches, so there is a bit of deficit there,” she said.