A hot and rainy holiday weekend is coming, your full forecast today on FOX43 News First at Four

Blustery conditions return!

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2 to 3 inches of rain fell last night prompting Flood Warnings along the Conestoga River and the Swatara Creek.  Water levels continue to drop but remain above flood stage at this hour.

Winds are still gusting to near 40 mph at this hour so a Wind Advisory also remains in effect.  They will continue to be strong this evening but ease up overnight into Friday.

Snow squalls are moving through our western counties dropping visibilities rapidly and producing quick shots of snow.  A weak disturbance passing to our south tonight may also give us a few snow showers but at this time, I don’t anticipate accumulations.  Lows tonight will remain in the mid 20s because of the brisk winds.

For the first day of February, temperatures won’t move a whole lot.  We continue under the influence of a colder northwest flow.  Highs will hover around 31 degrees but with breezy winds, will feel much colder. Sunshine will mix in and out of the clouds throughout the day.

Friday night the winds will relax as high pressure builds in briefly into the start of the weekend before a series of clipper systems start moving through, the first of which arrives Saturday night.  It may produce minor accumulations for parts of the area.  Clouds will increase out ahead of the system on Saturday and most of the day looks dry.   Highs below average will top out in the low 30s after starting in the teens.  Saturday night light snow will fall and may continue into the start of Sunday.  By the afternoon, skies will brighten some as the clouds decrease and the system pulls away. Highs will reach the low to mid 30s.

A chilly day Monday under partly cloudy skies but the next clipper arrives overnight bringing the threat for snow showers by Tuesday morning.  It will turn a bit milder and more seasonal as we head into the middle of the week.

Stay warm!

~MaryEllen Pann,

Chief Meteorologist

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Twitter:  @MaryEllenFox43

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