Weather Outlook for the Week of March 19, 2019

Our mild weather will make a turn for the worse, bringing rain and a little snow for some.
Weather Outlook for the Week of March 19, 2019 - News


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The first half of March has been relatively seasonal with respect to temperatures while precipitation has been below normal across much of the state — a drastic change from the extremely wet start to the year.

High pressure will bring one last dry day to the state on Wednesday. A disturbance moving quickly through the Great Lakes region will bring some showers to the western half of the state later Wednesday evening, and the remainder of the state overnight. Some parts of northwestern Pennsylvania may see some snow mix in with the rain overnight. While most will see some rain during this time, it will only amount to a quarter of an inch or less. Behind this disturbance, some lake-effect snow showers over northwestern Pennsylvania will persist through much of the day on Friday with maybe an inch or two of accumulation in the highest elevations. Dry weather will arrive for the weekend, but morning lows will be rather chilly in the low 20s to low 30s. Ahead of another disturbance, temperatures will moderate Sunday into the mid 50s to mid-60s by the afternoon. Another storm will move into the region by Monday, which will bring widespread showers and periods of rain during the day. Enough cold air may be in place for some snow to mix in, especially in higher elevations. A more tranquil pattern will arrive for the middle to latter half of next week.

Current long-range guidance indicates that temperatures will turn slightly milder than normal as we turn the calendars to April. Precipitation will be near seasonal levels through mid-April.

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