Significant Change in Weather for Holiday Weekend

There were few clouds yet on the horizon over the Susquehanna River at Meshoppen as of noon today, but thunderstorms are expected to develop across the region by mid afternoon.

Photos and Weather synopsis by Rick Hiduk

Temperatures are climbing towards 90 degrees for a fourth day in a row, as the second official heat wave of the year nears its end. Temperature records at Meshoppen were broken on Monday and Tuesday with highs reaching 94 and 96, respectively, beating the previous records of 90 and 95. Wednesday’s record is 90, which could be tied or broken before thunderstorms come crashing through.

The break in the heat will result in a much cooler than average Fourth of July weekend, as intermittent showers threaten outdoor plans through Sunday morning. Seasonable summer temperatures will return next week.

The long-term forecast follows:

Wednesday evening: 69 after storms

Thursday: 74/58 rain

Friday: 72/56 showers

Saturday: 70/55 showers

Sunday: 78/60 clearing

Monday: 88/65 partly cloudy

Tuesday: 88/68 mostly sunny

Wednesday: 87/64 partly sunny

Thursday: 86/65 pm storms

The weather report is based on expected conditions at approximately 1,100 ft elevation in Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, near the center of the Endless Mountains region. Residents of river towns can generally expect slightly higher temperatures, while those at higher elevations may experience lower temperatures. Send your Weather Window photos to Try to include a good horizontal/panoramic shot.

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