Stereotypical summertime

CARA MORNINGSTAR/Sun-Gazette Amontae Pinkley, 11, left, Quian Johnson, 13, center, and Qavell Johnson, 11, right, fish off a dock near Hiawatha Boulevard in Williamsport on Sunday.

In a cycle of rain, humidity and trailing heat, the weather this week is going to be stereotypical summer weather, said forecasters at the National Weather Service in State College

“If you look at any given week in the summer, this is what you’d expect as the norm,” forecaster Aaron Tyburski said. “We’re right in the middle of summer, and it’s definitely going to feel like that as you move through the week.”

There was a chance of thunderstorms moving in early this morning, but that slight chance increases to 70 percent as the day progresses.

“The beginning of the week starts off wet,” Tyburski said. “It’s going to dry off with warm and humid days and then potentially shower again.”

Temperatures today are expected to reach the mid-80s.

The thunderstorm pattern is expected to continue overnight with temperatures in the low 60s into Tuesday.

Temperatures will reach up again to the 80s Tuesday as the thunderstorms clear up in the evening.

A clearup in the typical summer cycle happens in the middle of the week Wednesday with sunny skies bringing high temperatures into the upper 80s.

Although there’s no organized showers or thunderstorms expected Thursday, there’s an outside chance of sporadic thunderstorms in certain areas of Lycoming County, Tyburski said.

“The storms would be pretty isolated and pop up in different areas, but there’s nothing widespread expected,” he said.

Temperatures will reach near the 90s and stay humid Friday for the weekend, which brings partly sunny skies with highs back in the mid-80s.