EVENING: Snow and rain, changing to all rain. Rain exits by 10pm. Temps in the 30s.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, stray rain showers and breezy. Temps remain in the mid 30s.
WEDNESDAY: Clearing and breezy. Winds NW 5-15mph. High 50.
We are getting reports of 1 to 3 inches of snow in our Ridge and Valley region. Parts of Perry, Mifflin, Juniata and northern Franklin counties are reporting the highest amounts of 2 to 3 inches.
We are now experiencing an abrupt changeover to rain in areas that were receiving heavy snow. Warmer air aloft is pushing northward and will keep our temperatures above freezing for the remainder of this evening and overnight. The rain also exits this evening and by 10pm most areas will see the steady rain/mix exit. There could still be a stray rain shower in spots overnight, but much of tonight will be mostly cloudy and breezy.
Skies clear on Wednesday, but temperatures stay chilly. It will be breezy both Wednesday and Thursday behind this system. Some lake-effect rain and/or snow showers could develop Thursday, and then another shot of cold air will follow for Friday and the weekend. Highs this weekend will be in the upper 30s to around 40°. Overnight lows will drop below freezing and will likely be in the 20s for several nights in a row.
Overall, a colder but mainly dry outlook for the upcoming weekend and early next week. Good news for many travelers who will start planning for Thanksgiving holiday travel
-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder