WEEK STARTS QUIET: It’s a cold and icy start to the morning as we await a wintry mix to change over to rain. As this transition takes place through mid morning, precipitation fades as well. Most are in the clear before the commute is over, but colder spots could see some icy spots last through the morning commute, especially to the west and northwest of Harrisburg. Temperatures begin near or just above freezing with a light wind. The rest of the day is much drier, and the clouds even break a bit. Expect afternoon temperatures in the middle 30s to lower 40s with a bit of a breeze picking up. The night is partly cloudy and cold, with temperatures dropping into the middle to upper 20s. After some sun to start on Tuesday, expect clouds to enter ahead of the next system. It could bring a few flurries late toward the evening, but nothing of concern. A more potent wave pushes through Wednesday. A few morning snow showers are possible. Temperatures both days are in the 30s, but in the wake of Wednesday’s system is a more potent blast of Arctic air!
ARCTIC BLAST: The end of the week ends on an extremely cold note. An Arctic blast settles in Thursday. This knocks temperatures into the 20s! Expect plenty of clouds and lake effect snow showers and flurries. It’s blustery as well, knocking wind chills into the teens and single digits. Friday is still bitterly cold for this time of year. Expect readings in the upper teens to lower 20s! This is after morning lows begin in the single digits! Clouds increase Friday ahead of our next system.
WEEKEND SYSTEM: We’ll keep an eye on this next system for another wintry mess. Temperatures slowly rise through the weekend, so as our next system crosses through Friday night into Saturday, the potential is there for another mixed bag of precipitation. With cold air well established, we could see some accumulating snow before the transition to a wintry mix/rain through Saturday morning. It’s way too early to iron out exact details, and much can still change, so check back for updates! A few rain and snow showers are possible Sunday.
Have a great Monday!