TONIGHT: Increasing Clouds, Stray Showers Late. Lo 34. Winds: SE 5-15 mph.
TUESDAY: Cloudy, Light Showers. Hi 50.
WEDNESDAY: Few Showers, Mild. Hi 58.
Today was a pleasant early December day overall with plentiful sunshine and seasonable high temperatures. It was a cold start though with many areas dropping into the upper teens! Tonight won’t be nearly as chilly with increasing clouds ahead of the next system. We’ll see a few light showers develop well after midnight but the bulk of the rain will fall during the daylight hours tomorrow. Even then though, it won’t be a lot with most places picking up a third of an inch or less.
A few additional showers will roll through Wednesday, but most of the day will be dry. This will be our mildest day of the next 7 with highs in the upper 50s — more than 10 degrees above average!
We’ll see a break in the action Thursday before the next system rolls through Friday. Again, we are living in a very progressive wave pattern right now, meaning a storm system comes through every couple of days. This system has trended slower and a little colder as well. We still expect mainly rain for us in the Mid-state, but with cold air looming over Canada, we’ll continue to monitor trends. Areas north of Harrisburg would be most likely to be cold enough to have snow mix in Saturday morning. The wettest time period looks to be Friday night into Saturday morning, but if trends continue, some showers could last into the afternoon.
Behind this system, temperatures stay near seasonable averages into next weekend with highs in the lower 40s. The active weather continues into next week as increasing clouds and showers are likely again next Monday into Tuesday. December has been active so far without any wintery weather — but how long will that last? Stay tuned.
-Meteorologist Adis Juklo