EVENING: Leftover showers, breezy. Temps near 40.

TONIGHT: A stray shower with winds shifting out of the northwest. Low 39.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy and blustery. Westerly winds 10-20mph. High 44.

Rain amounts averaged near a half inch today with only a few remaining showers left this evening. There were a few thunderstorms earlier in the evening, which is something we don’t see often in PA in January! Winds will begin to shift northwesterly overnight as we remain near 40 degrees.

A northwesterly breeze returns Friday to dry us out heading into the weekend. In fact, Friday could be downright windy at times. Saturday then should feature some sunshine and pleasant weather. It won’t be long though until our next round of Gulf moisture arrives to end the weekend. There are still some model guidance differences, but some suggest a mix of rain and snow developing Sunday afternoon. There is still a chance some areas could see accumulating snow Sunday night so we will watch this system closely and update the forecast over the coming days.

A look ahead to next week shows another chance for rain and snow Wednesday with temperatures that reflect late January normals. The pattern is certainly active…the question will be can it actually snow here or will these systems continue to produce mostly rain? Stay tuned.

-Meteorologists Dan Tomaso