Arctic air Friday sets the stage for a wintry mix tonight into Saturday morning

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Friday is a great day for skiing! Temperatures are frigid in the 20s.





Snow showers and light snow moves into the region near midnight.

ARCTIC BLAST: Brutally cold arctic air is in place this Friday morning. The winds are gradually easing, but it’s bringing little relief. Temperatures are in the lower teens and even single digits for some! Wind chill values could dip below 0 at times as a light breeze kicks up at times, but for the most part, the winds are quiet by daybreak. After some morning sunshine, clouds thicken again quickly. Expect readings in the upper teens to lower 20s. Clouds thicken again ahead of our next system.




Most spots see a coating to 2 inches of snowfall before a transition to sleet and freezing rain early Saturday. A few spots north of Harrisburg could see a little more.

WEEKEND SYSTEM: The next system in place brings another wintry mess Friday night ahead of the next system. Temperatures slowly rise through the weekend, so as our next system crosses through late Friday night into Saturday, another mixed bag of precipitation is on the way. With cold air well established, accumulating light snow at the onset is likely before the transition to a wintry mix near daybreak Saturday. severe2A transition to rain takes place for most by midday, but locations to the northwest of Harrisburg could see some more icing. A coating to a couple inches are possible for most, with the higher 1 to 2 inch amounts possible along the northern half of the region. Some spots to the far north and northwest could see an additional inch. All of this depends on how quickly the mixing arrives! Most locations see at least a spotty light glaze to 0.1” of icing, with up to 0.25” ice possible to the west and north of Harrisburg. Some spots to the far northwest could see a touch more if the transition to rain is slower. Rain showers continue at times Saturday night into Sunday with readings in the 40s.



NEXT WEEK: Skies are dry again Monday. Temperatures are knocked back down to cold readings in the 30s. It remains dry for Tuesday with sunshine. Readings remain in the 30s. Wednesday brings milder temperatures with plenty of sunshine. Thursday brings our next chance for showers. Expect highs in the 40s both Wednesday and Thursday.



Have a great weekend!