Scattered showers and storms Tuesday, severe weather not expected

Olive Rios
May 24, 2017

"Some areas have the potential to bring in close to an inch of rain by Thursday night", said Severe Weather Team 11 meteorologist Scott Harbaugh.

Afternoon rain showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Friday and Saturday. Due to the amount of wind shear in the atmosphere a weak, brief tornado can't be ruled out either, though the chance is slim. About a 5% chance of seeing a tornado within a 25 mile radius. The southerly flow, combined with plenty of moisture in that wave, will keep pushing wet weather into western Pennsylvania for the afternoon and evening, but more so overnight.

More flooding, damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out. Isolated to scattered showers and storms may develop but, overall, rain coverage will be lower than previous days. This storm system will move away on Thursday morning. High pressure will build in on Friday and will control our weather through the weekend.

Today, mostly cloudy with rain and thunderstorms. Daily highs reach the middle and upper 80s with lows near 70.

A FIRST ALERT for anyone camping on Sunday night because the chance for showers and storms looks to rise. Sunshine will dominate the sky over the state on Thursday, and afternoon highs will likely stay in the upper 70s in many places.

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