Weather Outlook for May 2, 2017


Posted: May 4, 2017

After a very active beginning of the week with widespread severe weather across the state, an extended period of cool and unsettled weather is on the way.

Some scattered showers may persist as a disturbance lifts to the northeast away from the region Wednesday afternoon and evening. Temperatures will remain in the 50's during the afternoon and drop down into the upper 40's by Thursday morning across parts of northern PA. Another large disturbance will begin to enter the state from the southwest on Thursday. Periods of rain will overspread the region by evening and into the first half of Friday. Behind the storm, showers will continue as winds shift to the northwest and rather chilly air arrives for the weekend. By Sunday, showers will be coming to an end across the state but afternoon temperatures will struggle to reach 40 degrees across the north. Low temperatures on Sunday and Monday morning may even drop below the freezing mark, especially in the north and west. The coldest weather will hold off until Tuesday, however. Temperatures will be below freezing across much of the state on Tuesday morning, with the exception of possibly far southeastern PA. By afternoon, temps will struggle to get out of the 30's and low 40's. A slow-moving upper-level disturbance will provide a daily chance of showers from Tuesday through the end of next week with a continuation of rather chilly temperatures.

For updated weather information every weekday, watch Penn State's Weather World on WPSU-TV at 5:30pm and PCN-TV at 5:45pm.

Contact Information

  • Pennsylvania State Climatologist