Flooding rain and storms today
…A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY FOR ALL OF CENTRAL PA. THE POTENTIAL OF HEAVY RAIN COMBINING WITH SNOW MELT MAY PRODUCE FLOODING OF CREEKS, STREAMS, AND LOW LYING AREAS…
WARM TO WET: Wednesday will be a wild day weather wise. We start out mild with areas of thick fog. Then, winds pick up out of the south, scouring out the fog and warming things up pretty quickly. We’re cloudy and dry to start, with temps soaring into the low 60s for midday.
Scattered showers and a few t-storms develop in the afternoon, but the heaviest rain will hold off until the evening and early overnight hours. Models are spitting out the potential for 1-2” of rain, which gives us the threat for flooding. Also, enough energy exists that the Storm Predication Center has placed us under a “Slight Risk” for severe weather, with a low threat of damaging winds in a few locations as the squall line moves through late. Keep weather alert later today.
The showers end overnight as the front moves through. Gusty winds shift to the west, ushering in much colder air. Temps fall off overnight to the low 40s by daybreak.
CLOSE OUT THE WEEK: Thursday will be much colder and windy. We hit the high early Wednesday as temps fall off through the morning. We’ll top out in the upper 30s Thursday afternoon. Winds will be strong and gusty, so it will feel much colder under mostly cloudy skies.
Friday we relax the wind a bit and get a bit more sunshine. We begin in the low 20s and end in the upper 20s. An isolated snow shower is possible in a few spots.
WEEKEND: We hold onto the cold for the weekend. Highs will be in the low to mid 30s. A quick moving wave brings more clouds late Saturday into Sunday. Some light snow showers are possible Saturday night into Sunday with little accumulation expected.
BEYOND: Looks like the colder air stays in place for early next week. A dip in the jet stream keeps a bunch of fast moving weak disturbances in the forecast, so expect isolated snow showers around Monday into Tuesday, but no major systems are on the horizon for now.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and stay weather alert for flooding and strong storms possible later today into tonight!