THIS EVENING: Rain showers and breezy. Temps 35-42. Winds SW10 mph.
TONIGHT: Rain Ends, Slight Clearing. Lo 35. Winds: SW 10-15mph.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy and blustery. Winds NW 10-20mph, high 40.
This storm system went as advertised by the computer models. A surge of moisture hit air that was just cold enough and produced about 2-3″ of wet, heavy snow across Central PA. We have received a few reports over 4″ too, but those appear to be few. Now drier air is heading into the Midstate as the winds pick up. Warm air arriving from the south will keep temperatures from falling tonight, and instead we will see a boost up temperature-wise to near 40°. Even later tonight we stay above freezing keeping us away from any refreeze threat. Wind gusts could briefly spike to be near 40 mph this evening and early tonight.
Behind today’s storm, the weather quiets down for the end of the week. It will stay windy tomorrow, however, with gusts near 50 mph. Keep that in mind even as the region drys out after today’s storm. Temperatures are expected to warm up again this weekend with highs Saturday in the upper 40s! An incoming front may bring us some showers late Sunday into Monday morning, followed by another cold shot as we approach early February. There’s some hope for winter lovers going forward in terms of some chill, but nothing big yet!
-Meteorologists Dan Tomaso and Brett Thackara