Weather Outlook

Posted: February 1, 2017

What ended up being a very mild and relatively wet month of January ended on a very wintry note earlier this week, with several inches of snow falling across much of central and northern Pennsylvania. The wintry weather will persist through at least the start of next week.

With winds predominantly out of the west-northwest, temperatures will struggle to get out of the 20's during the afternoons through the early part of the weekend.  Scattered snow showers are possible across the higher terrain of northwestern PA through Saturday.  High pressure will build in briefly on Sunday along with moderating temperatures as a cold front approaches from the west. Some scattered showers are possible on Monday, as temperatures will begin to approach the 30's and 40's during the afternoon, with some places reaching the 50's on Tuesday.  The front will be knocking on western Pennsylvania's door later on Tuesday, which will likely bring some unsettled weather on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.  Current model guidance indicates that the first half of February will likely be colder than normal followed by a warm-up toward the latter half of the month.

Contact Information

  • Pennsylvania State Climatologist