Hot weather to continue through first part of week

Little Leaguers in South Williamsport will play through heat and humidity and possibly raindrops during tournament play this week.

The National Weather Service in State College is calling for more high temperatures with a chance of rain most days.

In fact, weather forecaster John Banghoff is warning people to be careful with outside activities.

“We are encouraging everyone to limit their outdoor exposure and keep hydrated,” he said.

The good news, he said, is that a cool front is expected to move through the area in the latter part of the week.

Banghoff called it the sort of unsettled, summertime weather that is hardly unusual for the area this time of year.

Today is expected to be partly sunny and hot with a high of 92 degrees. The chance of rain, most likely after 2 p.m., is 30 percent.

Overnight will also bring a chance of showers with a low of 70.

Tuesday will be just a bit less hot with partly sunny skies and a high of 88. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent with possible rainfall amounts of between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.

The possibility of rain increases to 60 percent on Wednesday. Otherwise, it will be party sunny with a high of 89.

The cool front will likely arrive Thursday.

Once again, it will be partly sunny with temperatures in just the mid-80s and a 30 percent chance of rain.

Banghoff said the showers and thunderstorms during this period can arrive almost unexpectedly.

Friday and Saturday will be sunny with highs ranging from the high 70s to low 80s.

The forecast for the Little World Series Championship Game at Lamade Field Sunday calls for sunny skies and a high of 85.