TONIGHT: Clear & Colder. Lo 30. Winds NNW 5 mph.
MONDAY: Increasing Clouds, Cooler. Hi 46. Lo 32.
TUESDAY: Wintry Mix Early, Mainly Rain. Hi 48. Lo 36.
We were treated to another beautiful day of sunshine although highs remained relatively cool. Lows drop below freezing as our clear and dry pattern continues overnight. Lightened winds means that wind chill won’t really be a factor tonight.
Monday offers increasing clouds and highs in the mid to upper 40s, feeling and looking more like November. By Tuesday, a soaking rain appears likely as an area of low pressure rides into Central PA from the Tennessee Valley. Thanks to cold air in place at the onset early Tuesday, this rain could start as a brief wintry mix, especially in the elevations in our western counties. If this occurs, it won’t last long, however, as warmer air floods in and will turn everything to rain by lunchtime Tuesday. This is the region’s best chance for a soaking rainfall in weeks. Up to 1″ is looking likely and this will help a drought-stricken region that’s almost 10″ below average for the year. Again, while there could be a wintry mix at the onset of Tuesday morning, that won’t be a big deal. The headline here is: soaking rain!
Wednesday looks decent for travel weather. Some light clearing will occur and it will turn breezy once again behind Tuesday’s storm. Thanksgiving Day will be mostly sunny and seasonable with highs near 50°. Saturday offers another slight chance at some rain as a low rides along the east coast. This storm is less certain right now, but we will follow the trends and keep you updated.
-Meteorologist Jackson Chastain