I am distraught that I didn’t get to do the forecast for St. Cloud, home of my alma mater, and I still visit 3-4 times a year to take in hockey games. They’re #1 in the WCHA right now! York, PA doesn’t have a D-1 hockey team, but they get my undivided attention today as we see a large weather system heading their way. Let’s see what it has in store for them!
At 1253pm EST, the temperature at York, PA was 57 degrees under fair skies with some haze. A large storm system is continuing to develop over the Central US, producing a large swath of heavy rains and thunderstorms, and an area of heavy snow that will trek its way from eastern Nebraska into Upper Michigan over the next 24 hours. Many severe thunderstorm and tornado watches were issued over the Southern Plains and up into the MS Valley. Over 100 severe reports have been logged throughout the day, and some areas could still see it tonight as they rumble into the OH and TN Valleys. While most of the severe stuff will remain over the Mid-Atlantic and Deep South for Wednesday, some thunderstorms are still possible in southern PA during the late afternoon and evening hours as the front makes its way into the region. Heavy rains are expected as the system rolls in Wednesday evening and persists into early Thursday morning. Gusty winds will also accompany this system as it moves through, and will persist well through Thursday, although the area will dry out by mid-morning. The sun might peek though at some points in the afternoon, but the temperatures will drop throughout the day as a significantly colder airmass invades the region. Enjoy the warm temps tomorrow York, they’ll be going bye-bye in a hurry!
Wednesday: Scattered afternoon showers, increasing rains and chances of thunderstorms late evening into overnight hours. High 64, Low 48.
Thursday: Heavy rain ends early as front moves through by daybreak, dry weather and mostly cloudy skies for remainder of day, with gusty winds. Temperatures drop throughout the day. High 58, Low 29.
TWC: Wednesday: Rain and thunderstorms possible. High 61, Low 44.
Thursday: Few early morning showers, then clearing but windy. High 49, Low 30.
AW: Wednesday: Rain expected, a thunderstorm possible. High 63, Low 43.
Thursday: Clouds and sun, much cooler, a couple of isolated showers end by 2am. High 53, Low 28.
NWS: Wednesday: Heavy rain expected, amounts of 1-2″ possible. High 62, Low 43.
Thursday: Heavy rain trails off early morning, showers depart by midday, becomes partly sunny for afternoon. High 43, Low 28.
WB: Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms expected in afternoon and evening, possibly heavy at times. High 59, Low 43.
Thursday: Showers with an isolated thunderstorm ends by dawn, dry with decreasing temperatures throughout remainder of day. High 51, Low 36.
Here we see the system rolling its way through the central US. Watch out PA, it’s setting its’ sights on YOU!