Very mild Friday before a sharp drop in weekend temperatures with strong gusts

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There's plenty of sunshine Friday. Temperatures are very mild, in the middle to upper 60s.

 

 

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After a mild Friday, the evening isn't too chilly for Friday evening plans.

VERY MILD FRIDAY: It’s a cold start for what turns into quite the mild Friday. Winds are light, and skies are clear. This allows temperatures to dip into the upper 20s to middle 30s. Some places cloud even fall into the middle 20s. gfx2Plenty of sunshine and a warm flow quickly spikes temperatures through the morning. By noon, most locations are in the 60s. Temperatures during peak afternoon warming reach the middle to upper 60s under abundant sunshine. The evening cools rather quick, so expect to need a light jacket for any Friday night plans. There’s a few clouds close to daybreak, with overnight lows falling into the upper 30s to middle 40s.

 

 

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Winds are very gusty this weekend. Sunday wind gusts are in the 40 to 50 mile per hour range.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: The weekend begins mild, but a sharp plummet in temperatures is expected. Most of Saturday looks dry and mild. We’re watching the timing of our next system, and it could bring a few late day showers. There’s sunshine to start before afternoon clouds move in, and it’s enough to boost temperatures back into the lower to middle 60s. Conditions turn quite gusty by the afternoon. windsShowers move through overnight Saturday, and could mix with flakes late to the northwest. Sunday sees much chillier temperatures and plenty of clouds. A few lake effect rain and snow showers are possible too, mainly northwest of Harrisburg. Highs are in the 40s, and conditions are blustery, adding even more of a chill.

 

 

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The Wednesday travel forecast looks dry for much of the East Coast.

NEXT WEEK: The chill and clouds are still in place Monday. An isolated rain or snow shower can’t be completely ruled out. It’s still blustery, with highs in the 40s. Some moderation in temperatures continues Tuesday under plenty of sunshine. Highs are near 50 degrees. We’re keeping an eye on the busiest travel day of the year. Wednesday brings mainly dry conditions for all of Central PA, but we’re watching for a late day shower. Clouds build too through the day. Readings are in the upper 40s to lower 50s. The Thanksgiving Day Outlook calls for plenty of clouds and a few showers. It’s a bit chilly and breezy, with temperatures in the middle 40s.

 

 

Have a great weekend!