All time March record cold threatened

FRIGID DAY:  The February chill continues to spill over into March.  The record this morning sits at 8° (1943) and we’re dangerously close to it today.  The coldest temperature recorded in March for Harrisburg is 5°.  We’re talking some really big chill today.  Skies will go from mainly clear to partly cloudy by afternoon.  The high today hits 25°.  Tonight, we’re dry and down to 10°, which happens to be the record set back in 1978.

REST OF THE WEEK:  Wednesday we’ll be in the low 30s for highs under partly cloudy skies, still 10°+ below average.   Thursday, we hit the middle 30s after a start in the teens.  A very weak and moisture starved disturbance rides by.  A few drops or flakes may fall, but we’re mostly cloudy and mainly dry.  Friday, it’s partly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s to near 40°.  A developing low slides off the coast into the Atlantic.  This one looks to just miss us.


WEEKEND:  We moderate for the weekend with highs back to the low and middle 40s.  Both days are mostly cloudy; with a weak wave bring a few drops or flakes for Sunday.  We don’t expect much out of this system either.  Enjoy the weekend.  By Monday we should be closer to average!

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME:  It begins this weekend!  Sunsets will be after 7PM starting Sunday.  Don’t forget to change the clocks AHEAD one hour Saturday night before bed.  It’s a good time to change the smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm batteries too!


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