WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
Winter Weather Advisory continues for Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Snyder, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Berks, Cumberland, Adams and Franklin Counties until 1am. Temperatures are hovering close to 32 degrees causing sleet and freezing rain to mix in with rain. Temperatures are slow to rise above freezing causing pockets of freezing rain, sleet and snow in places. Expect traveling to be slick in spots and visibility to be lowered, especially in the advisory area. Dauphin, Lebanon, York and Lancaster the advisory has been cancelled as temps have warmed above freezing and reports are that wintry mix has changed over to all rain.
WET NIGHT AHEAD
Temperatures will continue to rise to the mid and upper 30s overnight, changing the precipitation to all rain. It will pick up at times in intensity but should taper by the morning commute. We could still pick up over an inch of rainfall.
Many of you spend the day before Thanksgiving running around for last minute dinner items, or traveling to spend the holiday with friends and family. Rain looks to taper off early in the day. Whatever moisture is left over as the storm is pulling away will change over to snow. Not expecting much in the way of accumulations except for the higher elevations may pick up an inch of snow. Winds will shift in the afternoon to the northwest, and become quite gusty, ushering in much colder air which may lead to slick spots on the roads. Temperatures will be milder in the morning, falling through the day, with afternoon temps much chillier in the mid 30s.
It has been fairly mild the past several years. Last year was nice in the mid 50s. This year will be dry but you better expect to have the winter gear if heading outdoors. Highs will only reach the low to mid 30s. Sunshine will start the day but a few clouds will develop with cold air aloft still present. Wind should be calmer as high pressure settles in.
BLACK FRIDAY AND BEYOND
Another cold day for Friday, bundle up if heading out for bargains this holiday shopping day. Plenty of sunshine but will do little to warm us more than the mid 30s.
The weekend looks dry for now with highs in the upper 30s Saturday under mostly sunny skies and low 40s with more clouds around by Sunday. Next chance for showers will be Monday but chances look slim as of now.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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