Weather Outlook for April 15, 2013

Posted: April 15, 2013

During the first 100 days or so of 2013, virtually all of the state is experiencing a deficit in rain/snow fall.

The central sections from the southern Poconos to the Allegheny Plateau had only tallied about 60% of the normal liquid equivalent for the first 3 and half months of the year. There will be some relief from the dryness during the next couple of weeks, though it will probably not be enough in many sections. A surge of milder air will be stymied on Tuesday and Wednesday as a front stalls across the state. As a result, while temperatures will be above seasonal levels, there will be some showers, particularly in the southern half of the state. A push of much warmer and more humid air on Thursday and Friday will precede a strong cold front that will trigger thundershowers in many areas later Friday and the first half of Saturday. Expect between a third of an inch to nearly an inch of rain with this front. Seasonably chilly air will return along with some sunshine for the first few days of next week. A series of disturbances will approach the region from the middle to the latter portion of next week resulting in below average temperatures, more clouds and perhaps a few days with showers (April 24-25). Cooler than normal weather should linger through the end of the month with another round of showers likely early the following week.

Contact Information

  • Pennsylvania State Climatologist
Phone: 814-863-1842