Strong wind gusts develop tonight through our Friday

Forecast

Winds gusts near 50 mph tomorrow...

TONIGHT: Scattered Showers, Mild. Lo 65. Winds: S 10-15 mph.

FRIDAY: AM Showers, PM Clearing, Very Windy. Hi 75. Winds: SW 15-25 mph. Gusts to 45 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny, Mild. Breezy at Times. Hi 68.

SUNDAY: Periods of Rain. Hi 66.

A weak southeasterly flow kept the clouds and cooler air for the most part locked in today. Temperatures did slowly climb closer to the upper 60s through this evening, but now more clouds from the west and southwest continue to stream into the Midstate. Showers will also continue to get closer to our region and showers will be likely after 7 PM. Rain totals will be light with this evening round, but it is enough to keep the damp conditions going. More scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm will develop overnight. Most areas though should receive less than a quarter inch of total rain.

By mid-morning Friday, drier air will move in and temperatures should briefly climb into the 70s again before a cool down tomorrow evening. It will turn quite windy Friday too behind the front so prepare for gusty conditions that could linger into Friday night. Winds will begin to strengthen as early as daybreak Friday and continue to get stronger throughout the day. Gusts could be as high as 40-50 mph! There are definitely a lot of moving pieces to this forecast as we see multiple air masses moving in and out of the Commonwealth over the coming days. This is what early Spring is all about after all!

The weekend begins pleasant with plenty of sunshine on Saturday and highs near 70°. Another round of rain is likely for Sunday and it does appear to be a pretty rainy day throughout. It is too soon to discuss rain totals, but a decent soaking rain is shaping up. We do turn briefly colder for the start of next week, but highs should remain in the 50s and 60s.

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso

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