Flawless through the weekend and rain from Irma next week

Posted September 11, 2017

High temperatures Saturday for many were in the upper 60s to around 70 but many across the Poconos only topped out in the low to mid 60s. The air mass will warm up, too, which means the mercury will climb into the upper 70s - possibly near 80 in some spots - Monday after a chilly start away from Long Island Sound, and some lower 80s will even be possible Tuesday! The attractive weather will continue into Monday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-70s. Near the coast, a sea breeze will develop since steering winds will be light. Regardless of what exactly happens, Irma's impact here will be nothing remotely close to what they will be dealing with in Florida.

Mostly clear and cool. Temperatures will reach the lower 70s. (The average high is 82, average low is 58). Mostly clear conditions allows temperatures to fall into the lower and middle 50s by morning.

A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with a high around 69 and a slight chance of rain after 2 p.m. Rain is then likely after 8 p.m. with a low around 60.

Don’t let a few showers stop you. Just carry the umbrella
Don’t let a few showers stop you. Just carry the umbrella

Hurricane Irma is about 40 miles south of Key West, Florida, moving northwesterly at 8 MPH.

Hurricane Irma is battering Florida, but when it gets to the Harrisburg region in a few days, the storm will dissipate to little more than a typical rainfall. We'll keep with plenty of sunshine, strong south winds, and warm temperatures in the upper 80s. The storm will travel north through the Peninsula on Sunday, heading into Georgia and Tennessee Monday into Wednesday.

As Irma continues to weaken, it looks like it is going to stall out over western Tennessee. Jose is a category four hurricane located behind Irma.