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Above average temps give a last taste of summer

A “straight-forward” week ahead for Williamsport will include increased temperatures, chances of showers and possible thunderstorms, according to Rob Radzanowski, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in State College.

The beginning of the week will continue the streak of dry, comfortable heat in the 70s with no chances of showers. The temperature will slowly rise above normal with an almost 12-degree increase over the course of the week.

“A little taste of summer,” Radzanowski said. “For this time of year, the temperatures are above normal, Wednesday being almost 12 degrees above.”

Today’s high will be around 72 degrees and will have a low around 57. Tuesday’s highs are expected to increase to 79 and the low continues in the 60s around 64.

Radzanowski said that Wednesday is going to be a “warm one” with highs in the high-80s, around 87 with a low around 66. On Wednesday, there will be a weaker front coming in, increasing chances of scattered showers at 30 percent.

Thursday and Friday’s chances of showers increase to 40 percent, while continuing with above normal temperatures at a high of 82 for Thursday and a high of 78 for Friday. The lows for both days are in the lower to mid-60s.

The weekend has an increased chance of showers, with Saturday having a 50 percent chance of storms.

“There’s chances of showers, a possible storm or scattered storms but not a lot of cool air coming through,” Radzanowski said.

The highs for the weekend will be around 80 with lows in the mid-60s.

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