It was another cloudy, and grey day across Central Pennsylvania, as a vast area of overcast skies covers much of the Northeast. These clouds will slowly diminish through the overnight, allowing temperatures to fall into the lower to middle 20s. Coupled with a breeze, wind chill values will once again make conditions feel closer to single digits across areas exposed to winds.
Monday is a transition day, as we get back to some sunshine across the region. Temperatures will climb to near 40, but with another breezy day, it will still feel very much like winter. More clouds arrive by early Tuesday, with skies becoming overcast late in the day.
The midweek storm we've been watching is starting to show some signs of clarity. There are several key factors that we're watching at this point as to what our area will see from the system. Forecast models have sped it up to some extent, so some light snow is likely to develop in the nighttime hours Tuesday. This should not affect the evening commute, but occur later in the night. We will be on the northern fringe of this system, so precipitation type will likely not be an issue. There may be rain mixing in at times, but the event should be mostly snow for the region, with higher snowfall totals the closer you get to the PA/MD state line. It is important to remember that the forecast track for this storm can still shift, and that would in turn greatly affect our snowfall totals. But at this point, it does appear that most of our region should prepare for a shovelable snowfall during the day Wednesday, wrapping up later that night.
Skies will clear later in the week, and with warming temperatures, a lot of the snow will begin melting into next weekend.
-Meteorologist Ryan Coyle