Mother’s Day to see mixture of rain, wind

If you’re headed to a local graduation this afternoon, you might want to carry an umbrella and keep an eye to the sky for approaching thunderstorms, according to Aaron Tyburski, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Although timing of the storms could determine whether outdoor activities will be a wash-out, Tyburski said some of the storms could be strong. He urged people to check with the weather service for updates.

An umbrella might be a good gift for Mom on Sunday, although Mother’s Day looks a little better for outdoor activities, at least in the morning. But, as the day progresses the clouds will build up and the chance for showers and thunderstorms will return. Tyburski said at any given time during the day there could be a pop-up shower, but that the day shouldn’t be a total ruin.

A cold front going through overnight tonight will drop temperatures from the low to mid 70s for a high today to a high in the mid 60s on Sunday. Average highs for this time of year are in the 70s.

Blame it on a stationary front, according to Tyburski, that is “wobbling over the area.”

“That will be the focus for both days,” he said.

In addition, there will be a sharp division across the state between the warmer temperatures to the south of here, near Sunbury and Selinsgrove, where it could top out at 80 degrees on Sunday and to the north around Wellsboro where temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

Next week looks like a return to more humid, summer-like weather, Tyburski said.

The area will be in a summer weather pattern with highs in the 80s from Tuesday through Thursday and about a 20 percent chance for isolated thunderstorms everyday. Lows will range in the 50s for the period.

It’s going to be more like the hot, humid weather of July, according to Tyburski.