Monday temps tied record high

With a high of 97 degrees, Monday tied the record for the highest temperature for June 18, according to John Banghoff, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. 1994 and 1957 also both share the record.

Thunderstorms came through the area from 10:30 p.m. to midnight Monday night, producing about 1/3 of an inch of rain and ushered in less humid, more comfortable weather yesterday.

Today’s high should be pretty comfortable around 71 degrees, Banghoff said. Thunderstorms will move in late this afternoon and into the evening, although they should not be too widespread. The low tonight will be around 57 degrees.

Thursday will be the mostly beautiful, Banghoff said, with a high around 81, mostly sunny and a light wind.

Banghoff said anyone who enjoys stargazing should get outside Thursday night and enjoy the clear skies. The low will be a comfortable 53 degrees.

Friday’s high will be cooler, in the upper 70s with a slight chance of showers going into Saturday. The low Friday will be around 63.

The weekend looks “kinda crummy” according to Banghoff, with a slight chance of rain early on Saturday with the high around 75. The chance of rain will become more widespread during the day on Saturday increasing to 70 percent. The low at night should be around 65.

Sunday begins with rain in the morning, but the precipitation should clear out by the afternoon, he said. A high around 82 is expected. Sunday night’s low should be around 61.

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