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Range in weather for Tuesday

FOG AND SUCH:  It’s a foggy start to your Tuesday morning, but a much better start than Monday’s snowy, icy mess.  We’re starting out with a range in temperatures.  Cool air has wedged in across the central Pennsylvania, but the farther you live westward the milder you are with 40s this morning.  The afternoon will feature the same type of temperature variations.

Expect a generally cloudy day today.  Those from along and north of the turnpike will likely see a foggy day with temps holding into the mid 40s for highs.  Western and southern counties will see less fog and milder air.  Expect temps to climb to near 50° with a few spots above 50°.  Any spot that scours the fog and gets some sun has the potential to warm quickly.  It’s a tough forecast to pinpoint.

By evening we steady things out in the middle 40s.  Fog redevelops in spots.  Overnight, we hit our low around midnight in the low 40s and then temps rise toward daybreak.  It’s foggy too.

WET AND WARM:  By daybreak Wednesday the winds really kick up from the south.  This scours out the fog completely and shoves in very warm air.  Temps will rise to the 60° mark through midday.  A cold front will be chugging through the state.  A chance for showers comes in the morning, followed by steady rain likely for the afternoon and evening hours.  There will be a few rumbles of thunder too, but no widespread severe weather is anticipated at this time.  Rain totals will be at or above an inch for most.  The rain ends overnight as colder air surges in to close out the week.

REALITY CHECK:  The cold air snaps right back in for the end of the week.  We start Thursday near 40° with temps falling during the day.  A strong westerly wind ushers in a colder air mass.  We’re expecting cold days and chilly nights through the weekend.  Highs will top out near 30° each day and lows will be near 20°.  Only a small chance for a few flakes comes into the picture on Sunday.  Monday, we begin to warm just a bit.

Have a fantastic Tuesday!

- Jeff Jumper, Fox43 Morning Meteorologist
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