Happy Halloween! Let’s head to the capital of the Keystone State to see what they have to fright or delight us with.
At 1256PM, ET, Harrisburg was reporting a temperature of 61 degrees with mostly sunny skies. An area of low pressure in northern Quebec, and a strong jet just to the west of Harrisburg was allowing for a pleasant warm up in eastern Pennsylvania. Both were contributing to some rain in western Pennsylvania, however the emergence of a new feature over Texas will erode the rainy spots, and prevent the line from stretching into Harrisburg.
The southern low, organizing at the base of an upper level trough, will intensify and shift swiftly to the northeast tonight, A warm front will pass in the wee hours in Harrisburg tomorrow morning, with a shot at light rain, and more warm air during the day. The central low is forecast to intercept central Pennsylvania directly late tomorrow. Meanwhile, the strong south to north jet is going to continue drifting eastward. A kink in the jet will give rise to a stronger area of development in the Carolinas, and a bona fide Nor’Easter looks n coming late on Friday.
Tomorrow – Light rain early, with heavy rain and wind arriving late, High 70, Low 56
Friday – Rain, especially early with another round of rain and wind late, becoming colder, High 66, Low 54
TWC: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sunshine (late rain) High 73, Low 55
Friday – Showers and thunderstorms likely High 69, Low 57
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy; mild (late rain), high 72, Low 54
Friday – Mostly cloudy; a couple of morning showers, then periods of rain High 69, low 58
NWS: Tomorrow – A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a slight chance of rain after 9am. Mostly cloudy, high 70, Low 55
Friday – Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm High 70, low 57
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with 40% chance of rain, High 70, Low 56
Friday – Showers. High 68, Low 56
WN: Tomorrow – mostly cloudy with scattered showers, High 70, low 55
Friday – Cloudy with light showers, High 70, Low 61
FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 73, Low 52
Friday – Rain overnight and in the evening. High 67, Low 58
We have reached the time of year where low temperatures can appear at any time of day, and I really need to dig into the hourly forecasts. Yuck. Here is the rain in western PA, no threat to Harrisburg on this evening.