Light showers arrive overnight


Steadiest rain looks to occur Saturday morning...

TONIGHT: Scattered Showers. Lo 39.

SATURDAY: Scattered Showers, Breezy. Hi 46. Winds: SE 5-15 mph. Gusts to 20 mph.

SUNDAY: Breezy & Colder. Hi 42.

Yesterday was a lovely spring day across Central PA, except it’s the middle of December. Temperatures hit the mid-60s in many backyards with the official high temperature hitting 66° at HIA. This broke the high-temperature record for the day of 63° set in 1971. The mild air surged in ahead of a cold front which now has passed through. We will wait for final confirmation, but it is possible that we set another record high temperature last night of 60° right at midnight! The previous record high for December 17th was 59° set in 1939.

More clouds fill into the region this evening, as another system brings a steady round of rain for tonight into early Saturday morning. The bulk of the rain should pass through before 7 AM, with lingering scattered showers through early Saturday. We get a break from the rain for midday before the cold front arrives to bring a line of showers Saturday evening and a steady breeze. Around a quarter-inch of rain seems plausible for most, with a tad more in northern areas. The second half of the weekend will be dry, breezy, and colder for Sunday. Temperatures look more seasonable next week with plenty of sunshine returning! No big storms are in the forecast — for now. Enjoy!

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso

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