TONIGHT: Snow And Sleet Changing To Rain. Rising Temps Into The Upper 30s. Turning Windy. Winds: E 10-25 mph. Total Snow 3-6″.
MONDAY: Early AM Rain to Leftover Snow Showers. Turning Blustery. Hi 38 (Early). Winds: NW 10-20 mph, Gusts to 35 mph.
We received many 3″-5″ snow reports before a changeover to sleet occurred for the southern half of the viewing area earlier this evening. The sleet transitioned to freezing rain and rain. As temperatures climb above 32 overnight, any pockets of freezing rain will change to rain. Winds will also make it uncomfortable outdoors with wind speeds of 10-20mph and gusting to 30mph.
By early Monday morning, temperatures will drop as the storm moves to our east and cold air wraps around. This will transition any leftover rain showers to snow showers but with minimal accumulations (less than 1″) expected. When all is said and done, 3-6″ of snow is expected for most of the area, with the greatest chance to exceed 6″ over the ridge and valley region north and west of Harrisburg. Lesser amounts are expected southeast of York and Lancaster where warm air will sneak in quicker.
Behind the storm, chilly but dry air sticks around into Tuesday with breezy conditions as well. We do head into a brief milder trend for Wednesday, but it doesn’t last as a cold front brings another round of Arctic air toward the end of next week. Highs by Friday will only be in the 20s with overnight lows in the teens. Believe it or not, there could be another round of snow coming next Saturday, although the track of that storm is far from determined.
-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder