Welcome to severe weather season.
That's what Bruce Budd, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in State College, says about May through August.
Budd said the chance for powerful storms can pop up most any time due to daytime heat that can produce thunderstorms, high winds, hail and even tornadoes.
"We're in what I'd say is an active weather system," Budd said Tuesday afternoon as thunderstorms passed through central Pennsylvania. "We are into the severe weather season here."
PPL Electric Utilities reported numerous outages in Lycoming and Clinton counties Tuesday. As of 7 p.m., about 20 PPL customers were without power in Lycoming County, while about 230 remained without service in Clinton County, according to the company's website.
PPL reported most of its outages in Fairfield and Muncy Creek Township. The northern part of Clinton County near Renovo accounted for the majority of power outages.
Tuesday's rainfall of a little more than a half inch brought total precipitation for the year to 11.82 inches, which is 2.84 inches below normal, according to the weather service.
Just over 4 inches of rain fell during May, measured at the Williamsport Regional Airport, which is .61 inches more than normal.
Budd said temperatures for this time of the year also are above normal.
"We're running quite warm this month," said Budd, calling the increase "significant."
The high temperature recorded at the airport Tuesday reached 90. The normal temperature for this time is 75, according to weather service statistics.
Budd said more comfortable temperatures are on the way for Thursday, but not before another chance for afternoon thunderstorms today.
Low temperatures tonight will dip to 53, with a high near 71 Thursday with mostly sunny skies. Thursday night's low will be around 48. Friday will bring another chance for rain into Friday night.