Tracking a wintry mix for Monday morning

Some snow, freezing rain, and rain will cross over us, briefly, Monday morning between 4 and 9 A.M.

COLD WEATHER CONTINUES:  Highs only make it to the mid 40s, today, under partly sunny skies.  Around sunset, which is just shy of 5 P.M. these days, we’ll get pretty cloudy.

WINTER WEATHER: Sunday evening’s clouds come ahead of a piece of energy that will bring us some snow, freezing rain, and rain Sunday night into Monday morning.  Here’s what you need to know:

  • The snow, freezing rain, and rain crosses over us from west to east between 4 and 9 A.M.
  • It will affect the Monday morning commute.
  • The higher elevations/ridge tops will get some snow.  Other spots will get some freezing rain.  Freezing rain causes icy roads.  Communities closer to the PA-MD state line will see just rain.
    • So, spots very south get just rain.  Then, spots north of route 30 to the PA Turnpike will get freezing rain.  Spots north of the Turnpike will get snow, and higher spots in Franklin, Adams, and York Counties will also get snow.
  • The snow will accumulate only on non-paved surfaces like the grass.

Then, we become partly sunny Monday afternoon.

You’ll need the windshield wipers Monday morning because of the wintry mix.

Chief Meteorologist MaryEllen Pann will have your updated forecast on this minor Monday morning mess tonight at 10 P.M.

MORE SUN: On Tuesday, we’ll have sunny skies and highs in the upper 40s.  Then, warmer air coming up from the south takes us up to 54 on Wednesday.  Wednesday night, we’ll have a few showers sneak over us.  On Thursday, we’re partly sunny again with highs in the mid 50s.  On Friday, we start out sunny and get highs in the upper 50s.

We get more seasonal highs in the middle of the upcoming week.

TRACKING RAIN: Showers arrive Friday night, and it will be windy.  The showers, heavy at times, continue all Friday night, and they’ll wrap up early Saturday morning.

TRACKING FLURRIES: After some brief sun on Saturday morning of next week, we’ll turn cloudy.  It will be windy all day, and those winds sailing over Lake Erie will give us some lake-effect flurries in the afternoon.  A few spots in Mifflin and Juniata Counties will see a snow shower or two in the afternoon, too.  We’ll have rather cloudy skies on Sunday of next week again.  It will also be breezy, which will cause some flurries.  Highs will be in the 40s both days, next weekend.

-Meteorologist Drew Anderson