EVENING: Mostly clear and comfortable. Temps near 70.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and comfortable. Low 55.
FRIDAY: Increasing clouds, high 73.
Model guidance is starting to align for the weekend and it looks wet. That isn’t great news for outdoor weekend plans, but this rain will be beneficial to a moisture-starved region for much of this year. Tomorrow will start sunny and end cloudy as a coastal low approaches from the south. It will also turn breezy as a stiff easterly wind increases our clouds and moisture flow from the Atlantic. Friday will stay dry, however, even through the evening. High school football games will be dry and cool with a bit of a breeze. The rain won’t start until overnight Friday into Saturday.
Saturday and Sunday look wet, cool, and breezy. Waves of rain will be around throughout the weekend as temperatures will be stuck in the low 60s. The rain will start early Saturday morning and continue in waves throughout the weekend. Plan accordingly if you have plans, including the Penn State Whiteout. The winds could also have an impact on that game too, with the weather now looking like part of the storyline.
Easterly wind speeds of 5-15mph with gusts of 30mph will be common Saturday into Sunday. The two day rain total could average between 1 to 3 inches of rain. Most streams should be able to manage the amount of predicted rainfall with some of the smaller streams running bank full.
We’ll have more updates on this tropical system so check back for details.
-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder