EVENING: Steady rain and milder with temperatures climbing into the 40s.

TONIGHT: Rain, tapers to showers after midnight. Temperatures 45-50 degrees.

You can find school delays and closings, as well as any businesses impacted by the winter weather, on the abc27 Closings page.

FRIDAY: Rain and snow showers. Snow showers reducing visibilities with crashing temperatures and gusty winds up to 40-50mph.

Thursday morning produced several inches of snow for areas north and west of Harrisburg. Now we are experiencing a steady rain with temperatures climbing into the 40s. Rainy and mild conditions continue for the rest of this evening and early tonight.

Our focus now turns to Friday morning when a very powerful arctic front hits the Midstate. The start of the day will be the most hazardous as intense snow showers, very strong winds and crashing temperatures all occur at once. See the details below:

Some areas may experience a quick inch of snow in a very short time, reducing visibilities when traveling. Here is the latest PrecisionCast output for Friday morning between 6-10am:

Wind gusts up to 50-60mph can occur as temperatures sink into the teens by Friday afternoon. We could also see temperatures dipping below 10 degrees Friday night.

The weekend remains very cold and windy, leading to one of our coldest Christmases in decades! Bundle up, hunker down, and stay warm! Power outages are possible from late tonight through late Friday. With the cold air coming, do what you can to prepare now! We will continue to post updates throughout this storm.

-Meteorologists Eric Finkenbinder