Carving pumpkins, raking leaves, taking haunted hayrides and attending outdoor hockey games aren't expected to chill Lycoming County residents to the bone, either during the day or night this week.
The National Weather Service indicates a forecast that reveals above-average temperatures for this time of year are ahead for the latter part of the week.
After today's sunshine and a high near 63, temperatures naturally drop into the low 50s and upper 40s. After 2 a.m., when most people are tucked away in slumber, there is a slight chance of showers.
Corn fields are ready for harvest as a fog-enshrouded hill is colored for fall in Gamble Township.
Clouds increase and that chance of showers continues into Tuesday, but temperatures continue to tick upward, with a high Tuesday of 64. Still, there's a chance of showers throughout the day and into the night.
On Wednesday, the daytime high should reach 66, with mostly cloudy conditions. At night, the lights at Airmen Pond at Bowman Field turn on for the scheduled opening game of the Williamsport Outlaws, the city's newest professional sports team, a hockey club in the six-city Federal Hockey League. Their opponents are the Dayton Demonz.
Expect frighteningly nice - what some might call Indian Summer - conditions with some sun peeking out Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will reach into the upper 60s.
Saturday, while six days away, looks as though there might be a chance of showers but with a high near 60.