A developing storm system in the southeast continues to develop this evening. As it starts creeping north, clouds thicken through the overnight period. It is a mild night, with lows in the middle to upper 30s. Sunday rain showers enter the region early from south to north, and quickly becomes a steady rain by late morning. The heaviest of the rain falls late morning into the early afternoon hours. It tapers and wraps up during the early evening. Total rainfall ranges from 0.75”-1.25”, with the heaviest amounts to the south and east. Some locations could approach an inch and a half of rainfall. Clearing skies move in overnight behind the system.
ARCTIC BLAST BEGINS THE NEW YEAR
The system is long gone by Monday, bringing a return to the sunshine, but a cold shot of air moves in as we say goodbye to 2013 and welcome 2014. Be ready to bundle up for New Year’s Eve and Day plans! Tuesday a few flurries are possible, mainly to the northwestern parts of the area, with highs in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees. A few flurries are possible on New Year’s Day, with highs in the 20s. Models are now trying to develop a system that could bring light to moderate snow on Thursday, depending on how much it intensifies. We’ll keep an eye on this as the situation continues to develop.
ICEBOX STICKS AROUND
Behind Thursday’s potential weather maker, some of the coldest air so far this season plunges into the Lower Susquehanna River Valley. Highs could be stuck in the upper teens to lower 20s with limited sunshine on Friday. Saturday morning could be a brutally cold start with low temperatures falling into the single digits! Highs rebound a little during the under some added sunshine, but are still well below seasonal average in the upper 20s.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!