EVENING: Cloudy and cool. Showers east of Harrisburg. Temps in the 50s.

TONIGHT: Cloudy with light showers and drizzle. Low 48.

TUESDAY: Periods of showers, cool. High 54.

Last Friday we saw the clouds arrive from what was Hurricane Ian and here we are still dealing with moisture from Ian Monday evening. An upper level low connected to Ian’s moisture is stalled along the Atlantic coast and continues to provide dense clouds and cool conditions. In addition, areas east of Harrisburg are receiving light rain this evening.

A westward shift in the low will bring a better chance for rain for the entire viewing area on Tuesday. West of Harrisburg could see 0.2″ to 0.5″ rain, while east of Harrisburg could see higher amounts of 0.5″ to 1.0″ by Tuesday evening. Wednesday morning will continue cloudy and drizzly, but we do expect this low to finally move east and allow for drier conditions Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The end of the week looks pleasant with abundant sunshine and highs rebounding into the 70s. It’s short-lived though, as a strong cold front moves through Friday. This front will be moisture-starved, so rain is not expected, but it will bring a big change in the air mass. Highs next weekend will again struggle to reach 60° with lows tumbling into the 40s both Saturday and Sunday morning! We even expect some spots to drop into the 30s next Sunday and Monday mornings, raising concerns for our first frost of the season. Stay tuned.

-Meteorologists Eric Finkenbinder