Freezing rain less likely

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RAIN ENDS:  We’re starting Monday morning with widespread rain showers.  The rain will only last through the morning hours breaking up and ending around midday.  Most locations are at or above freezing, but a few isolated locations may be dealing with some freezing rain this morning, so take some extra time to make sure you’re safe on roads.  We quickly warm up today as temps climb into the upper 40s to near 50° in spots.  We’re mostly cloudy to partly cloudy by evening.

THIS WEEK:  We’re breezy and dry Tuesday with temps making it to the low to mid 40s with a mix of sun and clouds.  We’re a bit cloudier Wednesday as we watch a system graze to our south.  There are enough indications that we will be clipped by this system late Wednesday in into overnight Thursday.  It looks like we could see some rain turning to snow in the overnight before tapering by daybreak Thursday.  We need to monitor the exact path and strength of this system.  Thursday and Friday look seasonably cool and dry with highs near 40°.

WEEKEND:  Right now, it looks like the jet stream will dive south bringing a pocket of colder air for Saturday and Sunday.  Highs will be in the low 30s and upper 20s.  We’re mostly cloudy and cold, with maybe a snow shower or two, but not enough confidence to put them in the official forecast.  However, models are depicting a very strong storm system developing off the eastern sea board.  We’re currently out of the mix in most model solutions, but they’ve been bouncing back and forth, bringing snow and sloppy weather dangerously close to  Central Pennsylvania.  It’s worth a mention.  Know that we’ll be monitoring these trends through the week.

Happy Monday!

– Jeff Jumper, Fox43 Morning Meteorologist
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