TONIGHT: Showers, Especially After Midnight. Low 45. Winds: SSW 10-15 mph.
MONDAY: Morning Showers, Afternoon Clearing. Seasonable. Hi 52. Winds: NW 5-15 mph.
TUESDAY: Colder, Mostly Sunny. Hi 47.
Temperatures never quite budged today, settling in the upper 40s to near 50° for highs late this afternoon. A persistent easterly wind and cool air from the Atlantic Ocean are mostly to blame for the typical November cloudy day conditions. Showers have held off today, but the slug of moisture moving in with a cold front is moving into western PA this evening. Western counties- Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Huntingdon, and Franklin Counties- will be the first to see showers after 8 PM. This rain will gradually fill-in with time heading into the nighttime hours.
More widespread showers will arrive with a cold front late tonight, mainly after midnight. Rainfall should be generally light with about a quarter inch expected on average. The bulk of the rain will exit by 6-8 AM Monday, with a mix of clouds and sun expected for the remainder of the day. It will be breezy however with northwest winds gusting as high as 30 mph. High temperatures in the low 50s are likely.
It does briefly turn cold for Tuesday with highs in the 40s. However, we’re back to seasonably warm temps by Wednesday as we await the next storm system out of the west. This is expected to spread rain showers into the Midstate after dark, with showers lasting into Thanksgiving morning. Model trends continue to favor Thanksgiving morning as the most likely time for rain, but showers could linger into the afternoon hours depending on how long this next front takes to clear.
-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso