7:00 AM | Mild for today, but then an Arctic blast for the weekend; another cold air outbreak by the middle of next week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, a bit milder, upper 50’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, chilly, a couple of showers possible, lows in the mid 30’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, windy, much colder, maybe a rain or snow shower, low 40’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, breezy, cold, upper 20’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, cold, near 40

Monday

Partly sunny, still cold, mid 40’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, showers possible, still cold, mid 40’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, turning colder late, highs in the 40’s

Discussion

Our decent weather pattern of recent days has just one more day to go before a strong Arctic cold front ushers in much colder conditions for the weekend. Temperatures today will climb well up into the 50’s, but the front slides through by early Saturday, and it’ll be quite a different story for both weekend days. There can be a shower or two tonight with the frontal passage, and then perhaps a rain or snow shower later tomorrow as the cold air pours into the region on NW winds. More numerous snow showers are likely later tomorrow in the higher elevations to our west and north (e.g. from State College to the Poconos). The Arctic chill will modify slightly on Monday and Tuesday only to be followed by another widespread cold air outbreak that is destined to slam the region from the Central Plains to the Mid-Atlantic by the middle of next week.