Weather Outlook For October 16, 2012
Posted: October 16, 2012
Noticeably milder weather is expected on Wednesday and Thursday with readings reaching the 60's and 70's until a band of showers march across the state Thursday afternoon and evening ending the brief warm spell. About a quarter to a half inch of rain is expected with the cold front. Rather chilly, blustery conditions are likely on Friday with numerous afternoon and evening showers, particularly in the western half of the state. Readings will stay in the 40's and 50's. A mainly dry and cool weekend is on the way, though a period of clouds and scattered showers should develop on Sunday as a warm front approaches. Expect a spell of traditional Indian Summer for the first half of next week, spoiled at times by cloudy periods and scattered showers, but temperatures should rise well above seasonal levels.
A cool down is expected at the end of the week and there is a chance of some wintry precipitation in the northern counties and mountains during the last few days of the month.
Odds still favor a milder than average winter (Dec-Feb) with wetter than average conditions, especially after the New Year.
- Pennsylvania State Climatologist