Altoona, Pennsylvania

We are off to central Pennsylvania for the day’s forecast. It’s a land of hills and valleys, and all downstream from the Great Lakes. It’s often cloudy there.

At 1153AM, ET, Altoona was reporting a temperature of 55 degrees with clear skies. It’s predominantly dry across the region with a temporary swath of high pressure, however a trough in the Plains has developed a fairly robust area of low pressure in the Plains, indicating what’s expected this week in Altoona.
The sharp trough will remain over the Front Range, but a strong split flow jet will emanate from the trough and will run over the Altoona area for the duration of the forecast period. This boundary will act as a warm or stationary front, so the precipitation, which will be abundant through mid week, will be in the form of stratiform rain.
Tomorrow – Rainy, particularly in the evening, High 66, Low 45
Thursday – Rain, heavy at times, High 51, Low 36

TWC: Tomorrow – Showers early then thundershowers developing later in the day. High 57, Low 46
Thursday – Mainly cloudy and rainy. High 52, Low 45

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy with a touch of rain High 69, Low 43
Thursday – Cooler with rain High 51, Low 29

NWS: Tomorrow – Showers likely, mainly after 8am. Cloudy High 60, Low 44
Thursday – Rain before 2pm, then periods of rain and snow. High 50, Low 39

WB: Tomorrow – Showers likely. High 57, Low 43
Thursday – Rain…mixing with snow in the afternoon High 50, Low 44

Hmm, some are calling for a snowy mix. I’m not sure the cold air will be able to slide into Altoona. Satellite right now is pretty quiet.

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