Area temps turn towards ‘bearable’

Gabby Milewski 15 and Maya Curlej 15,of Bethlehem cool off in one of the tubs at the Seven Tubs Nature Area in Wilkes-Barre on Friday July 19, 2018. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader

With recently high heats and advisories to participate in outside activity with caution, the area is about to have a week to enjoy, according the National Weather Service, in State College.

After Sunday, the week ahead will seem to be “typical summer days” according to Kevin Fitzgerald, meteorologist.

Rainfall for the week is set to be a monthly summer low with chances of showers and thunderstorms only lingering throughout the day and evening today. In the Williamsport area, there’s a chance to reach “about one inch of rain or more,” Fitzgerald said. The rest of the week will have clear skies and rare chances of rain.

The high for today will be in the mid-70s which is 20 to 30 degrees lower than the recent heat advisory conditions of the past weekend.

“After Sunday, the heat will be gone for a while,” Fitzgerald said.

Tuesday’s highs will surface around the upper-70s and lows in the upper 50s bringing bearable weather with decreased humidity.

“We are going to see an area of low pressure,” Fitzgerald said. “Fair weather and low pressure with higher pressures coming by the end of the week though.”

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday’s highs are in the mid to upper 80s with lows of 50s and 60s. The heat these days will have a higher pressure than today and tomorrow, though they won’t compare to the 90s and 100s over the weekend. The heat will be bearable, with fairer weather, with little to no chance of rain.

The higher pressure with lower humidity and fair weather will continue throughout the weekend, according to Fitzgerald.

Saturday and Sunday will both have highs in the mid to upper 80s, allowing for more time for locals to enjoy and relax on their summer breaks with outdoor activities.

“Right now it looks like the fair weather is going to continue,” said Fitzgerald.