TONIGHT: Partly Cloudy, Breezy. Lo 30. Winds: W 10-20 mph.
TUESDAY: More Clouds Than Sun, Breezy. Hi 44. Winds: W 10-20 mph. Gusts to 30 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Morning Snow Changes To PM Mix/Rain. Hi 38. Winds: SE 10-15 mph.
We got a little taste of winter this morning especially over areas north and west of Harrisburg where close to an inch of wet snow fell. More gloomy skies followed and breezy conditions that will continue through this evening. Incoming high pressure will keep us dry through Tuesday with highs again in the low 40s. Much like today, expect more clouds than sunshine.
Things get more interesting by Wednesday morning as an area of low pressure tracks across the country, picks up some gulf moisture, and heads our way. Cold air is still lacking a bit with this pattern, so we’re not expecting a major snow event. However, there will be a period of moderate to heavy snow, with the meat of the storm coming during the late-morning and early-afternoon Wednesday. Areas south of the turnpike will see the least amount of snow with only an inch or two toward York and Lancaster. The bullseye is expected to be over Mifflin and Juniata counties where closer to 5-6″ is expected. Warmer air will race in after 1 or 2p, which will change snow over to a brief mix and eventually all rain everywhere. The early morning commute might fair out ok given latest timing, and the evening commute looks mainly wet as temperatures rise into the upper 30s.
Behind Wednesday’s storm, our weather quiets down for the end of the week. After a brief cool shot Thursday night into Friday, temperatures are expected to bounce back again this weekend with highs Saturday in the mid-40s. An incoming front may bring us some showers late next Sunday into Monday morning, followed by another cold shot as we approach early February. There’s some hope for winter lovers going forward, but nothing big yet!
-Meteorologist Adis Juklo