It won’t be nearly as cold tonight as last night. However, we’ll start to see the scattered lake-effect flurries and snow showers ramp up. Temperatures will fall into the middle and upper 20s by Friday morning. The wind will be gusty on Friday with scattered flurries and snow showers. A snow squall is possible across northern PA as well. Most snow accumulations will be less than an inch. However, if you get caught in a more persistent and heavier snow shower, an inch or two could accumulate. Friday’s highs will range between 35 and 40.
You can expect a much different weather story on Saturday! The first half of the weekend will be very windy and cold. After getting a start in the teens, afternoon temperatures will max out in the middle and upper 20s. Any morning flurries and snow showers will taper off by the afternoon. Sunday will be less windy, but still cold. Morning temperatures will be in the teens and those temperatures will climb to near 30 by the afternoon. The good news is that both days will offer us some sunshine.
We’re tracking a winter storm for early next week. It will move from the Central Plains and Gulf coast states towards the mid-Atlantic coast. At the same time, there will be a large area of high pressure to our north in Canada. In essence, the interaction of this high pressure and winter storm will determine the eventual track. It’s too early to forecast that! For now, we have the opportunity of light snow in the forecast for Monday into Tuesday. As we get closer, we’ll update you. For what it’s worth, a track to our south would mean less or no snow. A track that’s farther north could lead to more snow or a wintry mix.
High pressure will give us a nicer Wednesday. By Thursday, snow showers and light snow could return to Pennsylvania.
–Chief Meteorologist Josh Hodell