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Perfect poolside weather this weekend with drier conditions and hotter temperatures!

Cooler finish to the workweek before a nice warm up arrives this weekend. Get ready for another heatwave as the 90s return by Sunday!
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — WARMING UP SATURDAY: Showers and thunderstorms will dry up late tonight, with some areas of dense fog possible early Saturday morning. Temperatures will bump up nicely on Saturday afternoon, climbing back up into the mid 80s, near average for this time of year. Just a stray thunderstorm chance through the day Saturday, though it is looking like a mainly dry day. It should be a wonderful day to spend by the pool, humidity will still likely be a bit on the higher end. Even nicer conditions are on the way for Sunday!

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BRIEF HUMIDITY DROP: Humidity will likely bottom out for the second half of the weekend as temperatures subsequently rise. High pressure will dominate creating a hot, but dry finish to the weekend. UV Index values will also creep up, back into the very high category under mainly clear skies. Much of the same will be likely as we head into the new workweek except the humidity will also begin to creep back up. Temperatures will get even hotter for Monday, likely peaking in the low 90s. If Tuesday continues to trend drier as models are hinting at, it's possible we get there on Tuesday as well. The rest of the week looks to feature a good bit of wet weather.

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STORMS NEXT WEEK: Our next chance for widespread showers and storms looks to arrive in the middle of next week. We could brush off a few storms on Tuesday, but Wednesday and Thursday definitely look like the more impressive days. Humidity will also shoot back up and with temperatures in the 90s, it will likely feel tropical out there. Heat index values could creep into the upper 90s with conditions expected. While we continue to need the rain especially across our northern and western counties, our eastern counties could be dealing with more flooding issues if the storms produce heavy rain.

Stay "Weather Smart" with the FOX43 Weather Team all week long!

Have a great day!

- Meteorologist Jessica Pash