TONIGHT: Cloudy, Light Showers Develop. Lo 50.
FRIDAY: AM Showers, PM Rain & Wind. Hi 57. Winds: E 10-20 mph. Gusts to 30 mph.
SATURDAY: Cloudy and Damp, Lingering Showers. Hi 63.
We salvaged a great fall day on this Thursday! The thicker clouds have held off until this evening with temperatures this afternoon in the low to mid-60s. More moisture and light showers should begin later tonight after midnight. This light shower activity is just the start of the rain heading into Friday.
While showers will be off and on for the first part of Friday, a steady and heavy rain looks to develop by Friday afternoon and continue through most of Friday night. Highs will only be in the 50s tomorrow. It will turn windy later Friday too making for a dark and stormy start to Halloween weekend. Winds will be persistent around 15-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. While the heavy rain should end by Saturday, scattered showers will linger through much of the day.
The system could even linger into Sunday morning with a few light showers too. Most of the measurable rain will come Friday night, however, with 1-2″ of rain possible through the entire event. By Sunday, we start to slowly clear out, but it will be breezy and cooler. We’ll maintain dry weather early next week with highs in the low 60s and lows in the 40s. As the seasons change, this is the time of year we typically see big fronts and gusty weather. This week is living up to the calendar for sure. Next week as we turn the calendar to November, signs are pointing to a cool down with highs in the 50s for several days and one or two fronts delivering some cool shots of air and possibly some wet snowflakes in northern PA! We’ll keep you posted!
-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso