I misread my calendar and though I was simply scheduled for an ordinary post yesterday, but as it turns out I was supposed to issue a forecast for Harrisburg. Fortunately, I’m a meteorologist so I can be wrong blah blah blah.
At 756PM, ET, Harrisburg was reporting clear skies and a temperature of 28 degrees. Clouds abutted the Appalachians, but along the eastern slope, things have cleared out significantly. An area of low pressure off shore was helping induce a brisk northwesterly flow.
The strong off shore system will depart with little disruption to the Harrisburg area. A clipper presently moving through the Great Lakes was once promised to be another round of significant snow for the northeast now looks like a nuisance for Thursday. Just a few flakes will reach the ground in the afternoon. Cold air will rush in behind the system, and winds will be the main story out of this feature.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 35, Low 22
Thursday – Light afternoon snow, measuring to less than an inch, wind gusting 20-30mph late, then temperatures plummet, High 37, Low 10
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 37, Low 16
Thursday – PM Snow showers, High 35, Low 23
AW: Tomorrow – Sun and clouds High 38, Low 24
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with a couple of snow showers High 40, Low 25
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 34, Low 18
Thursday – A chance of snow showers, mainly after 7am. Mostly cloudy High 34, Low 19
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. High 34, Low 18
Thursday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the morning High 34, Low 27
WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 34, Low 18
Thursday – Windy with Snow Showers Possible High 34, Low 23
FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 34, Low 18
Thursday – Flurries starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening, and breezy starting in the evening. High 32, Low 11
There is a lot of bust potential for this temperature forecast on Thursday with just how fast temperatures are going to be dropping. It could be in single digits by the time midnight rolls around. Here is the satellite showing a wisp of clouds over hte Appalachians.