Cold morning but turning milder quickly
OVERVIEW: High pressure will slide in overnight helping to relax our winds a bit but they pick back up tomorrow as the next system lifts northward. A warm front traverses northward Friday which will be followed by milder breezes and sunshine. A nice rebound in temps expected. Next front arrives Saturday morning but looks weak. It may squeeze out a few drops early in the morning but nothing more. Still mild but another front swings in from Canada. While the main low remains far to our north, it drags a cold front across the area late Saturday night and will provide much colder air for Sunday.
THIS EVENING: Great looking evening but cold. Clear skies continue and the winds will slowly diminish. Temperatures will fall from the upper 20s to the lower 20s.
TONIGHT: Winds will shift from the west to the south providing a milder flow but they will be lighter and temperatures will still be quite cold and well below average in the upper teens to low 20s. Few clouds start to drift in by morning as a warm front pushes northward.
FRIDAY: Looking pretty quiet to end the week. With the help of a warm front pushing north early in the day, winds shift to the southwest and become quite breezy but it will be a milder flow aiding in getting temperatures back to the lower 50s.
WEEKEND OUTLOOK: The next front arrives for Saturday morning bringing mainly small rain chances early morning as it does not look all that impressive. Temperatures will still be mild to start the weekend but a second front arriving late evening will return the colder air by Sunday.
WATCHING FOR ANOTHER STORM: We have been watching the models for the past several days and the Canadian and European have shown a winter storm for Sunday evening into Monday morning. Now the American, GFS model is on board. It looks like snow may develop Sunday evening and continue into the morning commute of St. Patrick’s Day. W can’t get too crazy just yet because we are still several days away and much can change. We can certainly see snow this time of the year as today marks the anniversary of the Blizzard of 93 where much of PA had anywhere from 10 to over 20 inches of snow. The storm paralyzed the much of the east coast. We are not expecting anything of this magnitude but simply saying it can snow in March. We’ll keep you posted in the upcoming days.
THINK SPRING: Spring officially arrives 7 days from now. So even though we could see snow early next week, spring officially arrives next Thursday!!! Let’s hope it starts to feel like it soon.
Have a great day!
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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