EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU) — Rain is mixing with and changing to freezing rain across the Northern Tier and Endless Mountains. This changeover will slowly happen for the rest of central and eastern Pennsylvania tonight and Friday morning.
There will likely be a wide variety of weather across the area Friday morning, including some pockets of plain rain in the southern Poconos and Schuylkill to freezing rain and sleet along and near I-80 and I-81 to some snow across the Endless Mountains and Northern Tier. The entire storm system and associated wintry mix will move away and end Friday afternoon.
As we’ve been talking about the last several days, the primary impact from this winter storm will be hazardous driving conditions. If you are traveling, then allow yourself some extra time. The secondary threats include power outages and minor property damage, especially in places where the ice can build up.
Temperatures will fall to near 30 by morning. Then, it’ll continue to get colder through the day. By late afternoon and evening, it should be in the lower 20s.
Arctic air will return Friday night through Sunday morning. While it will be windy and much colder Saturday, it’ll be a sunnier day. Highs will be in the lower 20s. This Arctic air won’t last. After a bitter cold start Sunday, it will warm to near 30.
Temperatures will moderate for the early-to-middle part of next week. Highs will be in the middle and upper 30s. By Thursday, it could be back in the lower 40s. Clouds will mix with some sun from day to day.