Tropical Depression Harvey will affect the area Saturday, but no major rainfall is expected and the remainder of the holiday weekend will have clearer skies and warmer temperatures, according to AccuWeather.
The tropical storm is what remains of Hurricane Harvey, which caused catastrophic flooding in Texas this week, but as the storm passes near Centre County, it will be less intense and have less moisture, according to Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.
“The storm is really burning itself out as a big rain producer,” Sosnowski said. “It’s starting to lose it’s identity, but it will still have enough potency to bring us rain and some miserable conditions.”
Starting Saturday morning and continuing into the night, the storm will produce between 1/2-1 inch of rain accompanied by little or no wind, Sosnowski said.
People going to the Penn State football game at noon on Saturday should expect temperatures in the low 50s at kickoff, with on and off rain, he said.
“Saturday looks like a good day to take a rain poncho,” Sosnowski said. “It doesn’t look like it’s going to be an all-day torrential rain, but it’s not going to be very pleasant. It’ll feel like a football day.”
Skies will clear on Sunday and the temperatures will rebound into the mid to upper 60s, Sosnowski said. Monday will be mostly sunny and temperatures will be in the mid 70s.