Breezy and dry today, snow until rain on Wednesday
Still, this wouldn’t be a storm for snow lovers…
Today: Partly cloudy. Hi 42. Wind: West 10-15 mph. Gusts of up to 30 miles per hour.
Tonight: clouds increase. Lo 30. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Snow to rain, breezy. Hi 38. Wind: SE 10-20 mph. Gusts of up to 30 miles per hour.
Central PA tasted a little bit of winter yesterday, especially in areas north and west of Harrisburg where wet snow fell within an inch. More dark skies followed by breezy conditions will continue into the day. Although there should be more sunshine today thanks to the high pressure hills. It will remain dry with highs in the low 40s. Winds will be gusty, near 30 mph at times.
The weather gets a lot more interesting tomorrow morning as an area of low pressure across the country picks up some moisture in the Gulf, and heads toward our area. The cold air is still a bit lacking with this style, so we don’t expect a major snowy event. However, there will be a period of steady snowfall, with the meat of the storm coming in late morning and Wednesday afternoon. Areas south of the barrier will see the least amount of snow just an inch or two towards York and Lancaster. The most snow with this system is expected to fall northwest of Harrisburg where over 3°C can occur. Warmer air will race in after 2 p.m., changing the snow to rain and making for a damp evening ride. An early morning commute might still be dry with snow not starting to fall until after 8am for most people, and an evening commute looking mainly wet with temperatures climbing into the upper 30s. It’s the midday hours that can be difficult to travel.
Behind Wednesday’s storm, the weather has calmed down until the end of the week. After a brief cold snap Thursday night throughriday, temperatures are expected to pick up again this weekend with Saturday highs in the upper 40s! The upcoming front could bring us some rain late next Sunday into Monday morning, followed by another cold snap as we head into earlyebruary. There is some hope for winter fans moving forward, but nothing major yet!
Meteorologist Brett Thakkara