Showers and drizzle overnight, exits Friday morning.

Forecast

1-2" of rain today, much needed for the region...

EVENING: Showers and drizzle. Temps in the 40s.

TONIGHT: Showers & Breezy, Chilly. Lo 42. Winds: N 10-15 mph.

FRIDAY: Rain Exits Between 7-9am, Breezy & Chilly. Hi 48. Winds: N 5-15 mph.

Much of the Midstate received at least one inch of rain from Zeta earlier today (some closer to 2″), with lingering light showers and drizzle this evening. A trailing low pressure system will swing through the state overnight to bring another round of showers that will add another 0.1″ to 0.3″ of rain to the bucket before tapering between 7am and 9am Friday morning.

Northwesterly winds increase Friday afternoon as cool and dry air sink south from Canada. Skies will clear Friday night and temps dip near freezing which will officially end the growing season for many of us.

The weekend starts off quite chilly (low 30s Saturday morning!), but offers lots of sunshine Saturday and clear skies for any Halloween plans Saturday night. Clouds gradually increase Sunday and showers arrive later in the afternoon. This front will bring another round of colder air for the start of next week. Monday and Tuesday will be seasonably chilly and breezy with highs near 50° and lows in the 30s. Much of next week will be dry and we’ll return to unseasonably warm conditions toward the end of next week.

Trick-Or-Treat Forecast: Tonight will be the worst night for Trick-Or-Treating. Expect steady rain and chilly temperatures. It will be a dark and stormy night across Central PA with temperatures in the low 50s. Friday night looks pleasant but it will be chilly and breezy. Temperatures Friday evening will be around 40°. Saturday, actual Halloween, may be the best night for Tricks and Treats. Expect clear skies, calm winds, and temperatures again around 40°. Enjoy!

-Meteorologist Brett Thackara

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