SHOWERS THROUGH EVENING: A cold front is slowly crossing the region, and it’s bringing some spotty showers for the late afternoon. Showers last through the early evening, otherwise the rest of the night is fairly cloudy. There could also be a stray shower or two close to the border before the front clears the region. It’s still a mild night, with lows in the lower to middle 50s.
WEEKEND COOLING: On Saturday some extra cloudiness remains through the morning, and temperatures cool too. It’s a breezy day as the cooler air arrives. Highs fall into the lower 60s. Sunday looks even cooler. Despite plenty of sunshine, afternoon high temperatures are in the 50s.
NEXT WEEK: Abundant sunshine continues into Monday. Tuesday brings more clouds and perhaps a stray shower to two. Temperatures still hold in the 50s Monday, but reach the 60s on Tuesday. Wednesday brings partly cloudy skies, with highs in the lower to middle 60s. Thursday our next cold front brings the chance for showers. Highs remain in the middle 60s. On Friday, sunshine returns. Highs are more seasonable, in the 50s.
Winter Weather Awareness Week continues in the state of Pennsylvania. The final topic includes two winter dangers, frostbite and hypothermia. Whether you are working or enjoying outdoor sports in the cold weather, it is important to keep all parts of your body bundled and warm. It is very easy to lose body heat from exposed skin, especially the head. Wind factored in with the already cold air temperature (wind chill value) can accelerate the process of heat loss from the body. Signs and symptoms of both hypothermia and frostbite are listed in the picture to the left. Always be sure to dress warmly. Hats are highly recommended, as you can lose at least half of your body heat through your head. Layers of lose fitting, warm clothes are best. Mittens also help keep fingers warmer than gloves. Be sure to stay safe this winter! The FOX43 Weather Department will keep you updated through the cold season of any weather threats. More information on today's topic, or other topics from the week can be found at the State College National Weather Service web page.
Have a great weekend!