Rain storms could drench last day of county fair

Showers forecasted to begin early this morning are expected to continue throughout the day and strengthen by the mid-afternoon, possibly drenching the Lycoming County Fair on its last day.

While showers are likely to continue on and off today, a lack of thunderstorms accompanying the rain, according to Michael Colbert, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College, might make it worth it to enjoy one more slice of pizza at the local fair.

“There could be a few rumbles of thunder but not anything severe,” Colbert said.

The influx of rain also will keep today cool at around the low 70s. By tonight, rains are expected to crest to heavier showers before moving out of the area.

“A lot of the steady stuff will be moving out tonight,” Colbert said.

Temperatures will stay in the low 70s for tomorrow with the possibility of scattered rains peppering the county throughout the day. Colbert said that both today and Sunday should be light on humidity and relatively comfortable, but Sunday may be a better day for outdoor activities.

Rain will continue to fall into next week, Colbert said, along with a higher humidity up into Thursday and temperatures in the low 80’s starting Monday.

“We are stuck in this pattern where there will be quite a lot of moisture that will have nowhere to move,” he said. “It will definitely be on the muggy side.