It goes without saying that everyone in Pennsylvania, especially flood-ravaged Columbia County, is sick of rain. Fortunately, Bloomsburg is in the midst of the longest run of rain-free weather since July.
Along with the dry weather, there’s also going to be warmer-than-average temperatures. Highs through early next week are going to be in the upper 70s to around 80, which is 10-15 degrees warmer than the average highs. That includes Bloomsburg University and Bloomsburg High School’s Homecoming.
During a normal weather year, this would be fantastic enough, but this year, it feels like a blessing. With so many people still reeling from last month’s floods, the sun and warm temperatures are quite welcome as people continue cleanup efforts or just enjoy the Homecoming festivities.
Unfortunately, weather is just like you – dynamic and never staying the same. A storm with subtropical origins should move north from Florida and bring rain the middle of next week.
At one time there was a fair amount of concern this storm could bring several inches of very unwanted rain to Bloomsburg but now it appears that is less likely. Still, this system could bring 1”-2” rain amounts from Wednesday to Friday. The good news is even if Bloomsburg were to see an inch or two of rain, flooding wouldn’t be too likely. This is due to our current dry period enabling streams and river levels to fall prior to this next batch of rain.
In the meantime, be sure to enjoy this spell of weather. It’s about as nice as it gets in October.