Highs in the 60s and 70s are coming

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After the showers wrap up around 2 P.M., you'll see some breaks in the clouds later this afternoon and evening.

Highs soar fifteen degrees above average to the mid 50s, too.

We'll start tonight with partly cloudy skies, and we’ll also have some patchy fog.

Then, we turn cloudy after midnight--first in the counties on the state line with Maryland like Franklin, Adams, York, and Lancaster Counties. The cloudy skies gradually spread northward across Pennsylvania as more showers approach us.

Once the clouds take over the sky, our temperatures will stop dropping. Look for lows in the 40s.

While we'll have a few showers Wednesday morning, the bulk of the rain comes in the afternoon. Expect a quarter of an inch to a half of an inch of rain.

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The rain also comes with highs near 60. We can thank air flow coming up from the south for this warmer than average weather.

On Thursday, we'll have cloudy skies. We'll also have just a few showers--very hit or miss--throughout the day.

Enjoy highs near 70! Thank powerful southerly airflow for that.

We take a break from the clouds on Friday. You’ll see partly sunny skies and highs near 60.

If 60 verifies as the high, we will have a tie for the 5th warmest Christmas on record.

According to our Harrisburg records, which date back to 1888, the warmest Christmases go like this:

66 in 1889

65 in 1964

63 in 1893

61 in 1982

60 in 1965

The clouds and showers return for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Look for highs in the 50s all of those days.

If you have travel plans today, take a look at the weather across the country:

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Expect showers along the west coast and snow in the mountains near the west coast.  The Rockies get some snow today.  We'll have quiet weather in the plains and Midwest.  The east gets showers.

-Meteorologist Drew Anderson