Rain brings relief from the heat

KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette The West Branch of the Susquehanna River flows under the Lance Cpl. Abram Howard Memorial bridge in Williamsport on Thursday.

Today will start to feel more like autumn weather and hopefully stay that way for the future, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologist Joe Ceru said today will see much lower temperatures than Thursday’s heat.

“The high is expected to be around 78 degrees as opposed to Thursday, where it’s around the 90s,” he said.

He said there will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

“It will be mostly cloudy skies,” he said. “It’s going to bring much cooler conditions to the region.”

After the higher temperatures earlier in the week, it should feel more like September.

“Relief will be here,” he said. “It will certainly feel more like fall in the area than the 90 degrees.”

Thankfully, he said, those lower temperatures should likely stay.

“Saturday is looking at mostly cloudy skies with a high of 73,” he said, “(with) winds around 6 miles an hour.”

Sunday may see some showers.

“Sunday is interesting because right now we’re looking at a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms,” he said, “(and a) high of 69 with cloudy skies.”

Monday is perhaps the most likely day for showers in the forecast.

“Headed into next week, you’re looking at a 70 percent chance of precipitation,” Ceru said. “Thunderstorms are likely with a high of 73 on Monday.”

For Tuesday, the chance of showers lowers again.

“Tuesday, right now, we’re looking at mostly cloudy skies,” he said. “There’s a 30 percent chance of precipitation and high near 81.”

Wednesday will feature sunny skies with a high temperature near 81 degrees.