Sunshine returns, but expect frigid temperatures

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Sunshine returns Monday. After a frigid start, high temperatures only reach the 20s.

 

 

SNOW COMES TO AN END

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Sunshine with a few passing clouds are in the forecast for Monday afternoon. It’s a frigid day as well.

A fast moving clipper system continues to bring light snow to parts of the area this afternoon.  There are still some heavier bouts of snow where quick accumulations will occur and where visibilities are reduced at times. Light snow tapers to snow showers and flurries, with everything wrapping up around 8 to 11 P.M. across the region.  The rest of the night is a cold and frigid one, with clearing skies across the area.  Lows fall into the teens, perhaps single digits for some.

 

 

DRY AND COLD THROUGH MIDWEEK

High pressure slips into the Lower Susquehanna Valley by Monday, bringing an arctic air mass with it.  There will be plenty of sunshine Monday and Tuesday, but we’ll have to contend with several frigid mornings and afternoons.  Highs are in the 20s through Wednesday, and Tuesday and Wednesday morning, lows could reach the single digits!  Wednesday begins with sunshine, but the potential for a storm Thursday brings clouds into the region during the afternoon.

 

 

WATCHING THURSDAY

We’ve got our eyes on a potential storm Thursday.  It’s still way too early to make a call with high confidence on what to expect.  For now, it’s a chance for rain and snow through the day.  Models are conflicting on the development of the storm, where it tracks, and how much cold air is locked in place.  The cold air issue determines if it’s a mainly snow event or if mixing with rain occurs.  Today’s model runs were leaning toward an all snow event, with varying accumulations from a plowable snowfall to a complete miss for our region.  This is why it’s still too early to make a call, but as the computer models sort through the details over the next several days, we’ll keep you updated.  Beyond that, it looks like the storm (if it even happens) clears out by Friday afternoon.  Temperatures are near to below seasonable averages into the weekend, with a chance for rain or snow showers on Sunday.

 

 

Have a great week!

-Andrea Michaels


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